100 volcanoes on cusp of eruption?
ONE of the world’s foremost volcanologists has warned that there are around 100 “explosive” volcanoes around the world that could cause devastation at a moment’s notice.
It’s likely to be a volcano that hasn’t had an eruption for a long time and those volcanoes are very quiet.
“Nothing much will be happening so they’re quite hard to spot.
“Some colleagues of mine looked around all the world’s volcanoes – they identified those volcanoes that had the possibility or the right characteristics for having a big explosive eruption.
“And they identified about a hundred of them.
“There are some in Africa, Turkey, Japan, Indonesia, South America, Central America…
“There’s quite a lot of them – but we don’t really yet have the science to suggest which of the hundred is more likely than any other.”