Hazards and Disasters


What are some of the world’s most active volcanoes, in terms of numbers of years of eruptions?

The volcanoes that have been active the most number of years include Mt. Etna in Italy (3,500 years), Mt. Stromboli in Italy (2,000 years), and Mt. Yasur in Vanuatu (800 years).

The ruins of Pompeii, the ancient city destroyed in 79 C.E. by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, can still be visited by tourists near Naples, Italy (photo by Paul A. Tucci).

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