So now we are in the semi finals stage and one step away from the final, when we have some serious volcano nations going up against each other. Who do you want to see in the final? Just cast your votes.
Peru vs Costa Rica
For Peru I will pick Sabancaya to represent them and to go up against Costa Rica. Sabancaya is currently in a state of continuous eruption constantly blowing ash plumes since 2016, though historical eruptions date back to 1750. It is located just to the northeast of the inactive Ampato Volcano and southwest of the town Chivay.
Volcan Turrialba will represent Costa Rica to go up against Peru’s Volcan Sabancaya. The eruptions of Turrialba were first recorded in the mid 1800s before it went into a long period of repose. It was in 2010 when it reactivated eventually taking over Arenal for the title of being Costa Rica’s most active volcano when Arenal ceased activity during late 2010.
Iceland vs Japan
For Iceland I will pick the famous Eyjafjallajokull for this crunch semi final against Japan. Prior to the eruption of 2010, Eyjafjallajokull only had two historical eruptions and that was in 1612 and in 1821-23 but despite this, it used to be a lesser known volcano. In 2010, the initial eruption came from a fissure at Fimmvorduhals on the saddle between Eyjafjallajokull and Katla before the activity migrated to the central crater. Because the central crater was buried in a glacier, the magma caused the ice to melt which resulted in a thick ash plume as a result of lava-meltwater interaction. For a couple of months the northerly winds blew the ash into Europe resulting in disrupted air travel.
The mighty Sakura-jima will go up for Japan against Iceland. Sakura-jima is a stratovolcano which is part of the Aira caldera system and located outside of the city of Kagoshima, and it’s one of Japan’s most active volcanoes. Constant explosive eruptions occur on a regular basis but historical eruptions date way back to the year 708 AD.
Polls will close on 13th July.