Population at risk: A quarter of Sicily’s entire population lives on Etna’s slopes. Last eruption: 2020. Everyone knows this one! Etna is a UNESCO site and has one of the longest historical eruption records of any active volcano, going back some 3,500 years.
The United States of America are relatively rich in volcanoes, being a home for 169 of them. The United States Geological Survey within their Volcano Hazard Program made a list of volcanoes, presenting a “Very High Threat”. This list consists out of 18 volcanoes all over the US, and among them there are the names of 4 Washington State volcanoes: Glacier Peak, Mount Baker, Mount Rainier and.
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The United States ranks third, behind Indonesia and Japan, in the number of historically active volcanoes (that is, those for which we have written accounts of eruptions). In addition, about 10 percent of the more than 1,500 volcanoes that have erupted in the past 10,000 years are located in the United States.
The United States is home to 50 active volcanoes (defined as having erupted sometime in the last 200 years). A whopping 80 percent of those are located in Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands chain.
Technically, the Dotsero volcano in western Colorado is active -- but don't expect to dodge magma on I-70 anytime soon (unless an asteroid hits Colorado -- then you have other problems).
Africa’s most active volcano, Mount Nyiragongo is located in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The main crater is 2km wide and, since 1882, it has erupted at least 34 times.