Volcanoes are a few of the transcendent beauties ever seen on earth. It can be seen in many nations and parts of the world. Yet, there are rare and one-of-a-kind volcanoes that have truly caught the hearts of people not just with the shape and the magnificent structure that their cones have, but its impact in the culture and history of some countries. It can be dangerous once it erupts because it can kill not just the natural surroundings but human life also. Let us get to know the biggest volcanoes in the world and their specific qualities aside from their height and area.
2. Mount Etna
The second biggest volcano is found in Sicily. Its existence was formed in history and it is proven to be the highest active volcano in the whole country of Europe. Its prominence is 3,329 m or equivalent to 10,922 feet while its elevation is also of the same distance, making it a perfect volcano. This is also valuable on the downside or surrounding part of the mountain that supports agriculture, orchards, and vineyards. The name itself came from the word “attuna” that means furnace.
1. Mount Mazama
Despite that it collapsed and had its last eruption 6000 years ago, it still holds the title as the biggest volcano in the world. It has been a part of history. Nonetheless, its elevation is at 2,487 m or 8,159 feet, which is found at Kilamath County, Oregon, USA. Its name was given by a mountain climb in 1896 known as the Mazamas, which means the mountain goat. According to experts, there are less probability that it would erupt again since the last fury that it had that decreased the height, size, and shape of the volcano. The last eruption resulted to Wizard Island found at the center of the Crater Lake. Its original height was 12,000 feet and reduced by more than 3000 feet.