Costa Rica’s Volcanos Not On The List Of 10 Most Active Around The World


How do Costa Rica’s volcanos rate among the most active in the world? Pretty down the list.

Though locally the Poas and Turrialba continue to spew out gas and ash, even forced the closuse the San Jose airport on several occassions, they are tame in comparison to the following list of the 10 most active around the world, compiled by

1Mount Agung, Bali

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2Manaro Voui, Vanuatu

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3Grímsvötn, Iceland

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4Mt. Cleveland, Alaska, US

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5Mount Etna, Italy

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6Kīlauea, Hawaii, US

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7Piton de la Fournaise, Réunion Island


8Mt. Stromboli, Italy

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9Mt. Yasur, Vanuatu

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10Volcán de Colima/Volcán de Fuego, Mexico

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