So now we have come to the final of the 2018 Volcano World Cup which will be Peru against Iceland. Who you want to be crowned volcano world champions is up to you.
Will the champions be the explosive stratovolcanoes of southern Peru, or will it be the basaltic volcanoes of Iceland (some of which lie under a glacier)? The choice is yours.
Peru vs Iceland
So for this final matchup, Ubinas will represent Peru to go up against Iceland. A stratovolcano with steep sided caldera walls and an active inner crater. Ubinas is Peru’s most active volcano with eruptions dating back to the 16th century right up to 2017. Activity typically consists of minor to moderate explosions.
For Iceland I choose Hekla for the final, one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes. Historical eruptions of Hekla date back to the 1100s and has been known to perform silicic explosive eruptions as well as basaltic eruptions through time. Hekla is a stratovolcano which has produced basaltic-andesites. The Vatnafjoll fissure system lies to the southeast of Hekla and is part of the Hekla-Vatnafjoll volcanic system. Last eruption of Hekla occurred in 2000.
Poll will close on the 17th July.
Meanwhile, for you fans of football out there I hope you enjoy the final between France and Croatia in the REAL World Cup and good luck to both teams.