- A volcano is called an active volcano if the materials mentioned are being released or have been released out in the recent past.
Below are some of the examples of the active Volcano around the world:
Mount Sinabung, Indonesia
- Located in North Sumatra, the volcano roared back to life in 2010, with alerts being raised in 2013, 2014 and most recently in January 2018.
- It spewed huge plumes of smoke and started oozing lava, so much so that authorities permanently warned people against going near it.
Mt. Cleveland, Alaska, US
- Located in the Aleutian Islands, this volcano has erupted at least 22 times in the last 230 years. It last erupted on April 16, 2016.
Mount Etna, Italy
- At 10,925 feet (3,330 meters), Mount Etna is Europe’s tallest active volcano and has been erupting almost continuously for about half a million years.
- Its height keeps changing as volcanic material collects during eruptions and crater walls collapse subsequently.
- In May 2016, the volcano shot spectacular bursts of lava into the sky spewing forth from its Voragine Crater as it erupted.
Mt. Merapi, Indonesia
- Active for at least 10,000 years, this volcano which is also known as the “Mountain of Fire,” rates high in terms of lava flow.
- A 2010 eruption killed more than hundred people and left 320,000 more without homes.
Mount Agung, Indonesia
- Since mid-November 2017, the Bali volcano has been rumbling and spewing smoke and lava, in its first explosion in more than 50 years. With a growing lava dome, Agung is still active.