World’s Most Active Volcano: Mt. Kilauea, Hawaii
Mount Kilauea is a terrifying sight. The most active of the five volcanoes that, together, form Hawaii, this explosive beast erupted on an almost constant basis for 35 years, between 1983 and 2018.
Things have quietened down somewhat in recent times. But such is Kilauea’s devastating power, its threat must not be underestimated.
Believed to be more than 200,000 years old, Kilauea emerged above sea level 100,000 years ago and has been wreaking havoc ever since. Boasting a large caldera and two active rift zones, this is a destructive force like no other.
Indeed, the town of Kalapana was buried in 1990, whilst more recently, both Kapoho and Vacationland Hawaii have been destroyed. In 2018, an explosive eruption sent ash 30,000 feet into the air, whilst the relentless lava flows created new lands, extending one mile out into the ocean. Got an eye for the extreme? Kilauea ticks all the boxes, but do be careful.