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Volcano Facts  Fascinating & Interesting Facts about Volcanos
Largest volcano in the world Mauna Loa on Big Island, Hawaii, 62 miles (100 km) diameter.
Most active volcano in the world Kilauea Big Island, Hawaii has had over 70 eruptions since 1794.
Highest active volcano Ojos del Salado (Chile, Atacama) which is 22,595 feet (6887 m).
Highest volcano inc. subaqueous Mauna Loa on Hawaii – 13,579 + 16,404 feet (4139 + 5,000 m) below sea level.
Highest non-active volcano Guallatiri (Chile/Bolivia) at 19,918 feet (6071 m).
Country with the most volcanoes Indonesia with 150 volcanoes.
Most violent eruption Krakatoa Volcano, Indonesia in 1883.
Most famous eruption Vesuvius near Pompeii (in 76 AD).
Most deadly eruptions Tambora, Indonesia, 1815, 92,000 victims Perbuatan, Krakatoa, Indonesia, 1883, 36,000 victims Mont Pelée, Martinique, 1902, over 30,000 victims.
Number of active volcanoes worldwide Around 1500.
Pyroclastic flow A pyroclastic flow can be up to 800° C hot.
Lava Magma which spews out on the surface.
Magma Molten rock from the earth’s crust (6-43 miles / 10-70 km deep) can reach temperatures of up to 1832° F (1000° C).
Pumice Volcanic rock often used as an abrasive that floats in water.
Subaqueous volcanoes Volcanoes also erupt on the seabed. Extinct ones are called seamounts or Guyots (after Swiss researcher Arnold Guyot). One of the most active underwater volcanoes is the Alto de Pico in the Azores which has a height of 29,527 feet (9000 m) measured from the sea floor and is therefore even higher than Mount Everest..
Volcanoes in space Volcanoes are also found on other planets in our solar system. The biggest is Olympus Mons and is on Mars. It dwarfs those on earth with its majestic width of some 370 miles (600 km) and height of almost 14 miles (22 km) high.

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