Masaya volcano

Lava lake of Masaya Volcano

Wonder Masaya volcano   In short Very active and unusual volcano (635 m) with several active craters. One crater contains molten lava, Santiago crater emits large amounts of sulfur dioxide, which created acid rain and eliminated vegetation around the volcano. Masaya crater contains intermittent lava lakes – in 1670 in Nindiri crater it was up to […]

Mbwelesu Crater (Marum Crater) with lava lake

Lava lake in Mbwelesu Crater, August 2010

Wonder Mbwelesu Crater (Marum Crater) with lava lake   In short The giant caldera of Ambrym Volcano has several craters. Up to recent time here were located two of the few lava lakes of the world – one in Mbwelesu Crater (known as Marum Crater) and another in the nearby Benbow Crater. Rating 46.5% GPS coordinates […]

Benbow Crater with lava lake

Lava lake in Benbow Crater, January 2007

Wonder Benbow Crater with lava lake   In short The giant caldera of Ambrym Volcano has several craters. Up to recent time here were located two of the few lava lakes of the world – one in Benbow Crater and another in the nearby Mbwelesu Crater. Rating 46.8% GPS coordinates 16.2603 S 168.1042 E Location, address […]

Mount Erebus – the southernmost active volcano

Mount Erebus

Wonder Mount Erebus   In short A large and active volcano in Antarctica should be something unusual. Thus, Mount Erebus is very unusual indeed – it is one of the few volcanoes in the world with a constant lava lake in it. Rating 55.6% GPS coordinates 77.5280 S 167.1616 E Location, address Antarctic and Sub-antarctic region, […]

Erta Ale

Erta Ale lava lake, Ethiopia

Wonder Erta Ale   In short The longest living lava lake in the world is found in the crater of Erta Ale – a very remote volcano in Ethiopia. Visitors to this place tell that this is an unforgettable sight – but coming here is hard and could be very dangerous. Rating 60.6% GPS coordinates 13.6030 […]