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Top 5 Volcanoes That Changed the World

Last updated: Jan 30th, 2019


Volcanoes are amazing exhibitions of the fiery power contained deep within the Earth. These explosive formations are vents in the Earth’s surface where molten rock, debris, and gases from the planet’s interior are dramatically spewed out.

These mighty mounds can be extremely dangerous and have significant impacts when they erupt, not only for those living nearby but also worldwide.

We’ve hand-picked our ‘Top 5 Volcanoes That Changed the World’ – from Iceland’s explosive volcano that caused the French Revolution, to Mount Tambora’s eruption which lead to the creation of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’. Your love of volcanoes is sure to be ignited!