Mt. Shasta last erupted in 1786, and the French explorer La Pérouse witnessed it from his ship. The highest cone of the mountain, Hotlum Cone, has erupted at least eight times during the past 8,000 years. It is located in Siskiyou County, California.Continue Reading
Mount Shasta's three possible previous eruption dates include 1250, 1200 and 850. It rises 10,000 feet above the surrounding landscape, and its estimated volume of 84 cubic miles makes it the most voluminous volcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc.
A giant landslide swept away its entire northern side approximately 300,000 to 360,000 years ago. The landslide, with a volume of 1.6 cubic miles, is one of the largest on Earth.Learn more about Volcanoes
Mount Fuji is an active volcano whose last eruption was in 1707. According to National Geographic, Mount Fuji has a symbolic, physical, spiritual and cultural importance to Japan. At 12,380 feet, Mount Fuji, which is located 62 miles from Tokyo, has the highest peak in Japan.Full Answer >
One of the seven natural wonders of the world, Mt. Paricutin is a volcano that grew 1,000 feet in 10 weeks, burying the entire village of Paricutin under its lava. One billion tons of lava poured out of the volcano during its lifetime at an approximate speed of 100 feet per hour. It is the only volcano in the world that has been studied from its birth until its extinction nine years later.Full Answer >
As of July 2014, the latest eruption of Mt. Stromboli began on June 30th, 2014. One of the most active volcanoes in the world, Mt. Stromboli has been in a state of near-continuous eruption for the past 2,000 years.Full Answer >
Mount Hood is Oregon's tallest mountain and the fourth highest in the Cascade Range. Another interesting fact is that its last eruption was in 1866. It is now considered a dormant volcano, but is still monitored.Full Answer >