Top 10 Deadliest Volcanoes
A volcano forms when liquid rock or magma, from the planet’s top mantle, makes its way to the surface — causing a rupture that allows the eruption of dangerous lava flow and volcanic ash deposits. There are 3 common type of volcanoes: Strato or Composite, Shield and Caldera. Tamu Massif, an extinct underwater shield supervolcano that lurks down below the pacific ocean, is considered the largest volcano on Earth. From dormant Mauna Lao of Hawaii to active Taal of Philippines to restless Campi Flegrei of Italy, here are the top 10 deadliest volcanoes in the world, including the last time they erupted and potential for devastation. See also the Damages Caused by Hurricanes and the Science of Earthquakes.