Arenal, the worlds most...

Arenal, the worlds most active volcano, from the west.

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Baarb

Baarb - Jul 20, 2006 9:08 pm - Voted 9/10

De veras?

How does one define most active? :)

Scott

Scott - Jul 20, 2006 9:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: De veras?

Longest continuous eruptions.

Ski Mountaineer

Ski Mountaineer - Jul 20, 2006 10:44 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: De verdad?

Interesting, I thought that was Stromboli. (Aristoteles, Strabo and Plinius already mentioned Stromboli - "Strongyle" - in way that lets us assume that it active since at least 2500 (!) years). This difference is probably due to what one considers "active". Probably another one of these impossible to clearly define and set records.

Cheers!
Peter

Baarb

Baarb - Jul 21, 2006 6:57 am - Voted 9/10

Re: De verdad?

Stromboli in addition was growing under the sea for perhaps some considerable time before that. Sangay also often gets credit for being the world's most 'active' based on regular 'explosions'. Is this 'continuous'? Is Arenal continuous? Where does one 'eruption' start and another finish?. Further, Kilauea has been in a state of eruption since 1983, which admittedly is more recent than 1968, but has had a permenantly growing lava field. Iceland, while maybe considered more a volcanic region than a individual volcano, has been growing for quite a while too owing to the ridge location. In other cases, does a lava lake imply continuously active even? Or fumerolic activity? Ah, volcanic shemantics....

Scott

Scott - Aug 9, 2006 5:12 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: De verdad?

Interestingly, the book I just got on Ecuador says that Sangay is the most active volcano in the world. It seems the world has many "most active volcanoes". Yet another one to chew on.

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