The word "volcano" originates from the name of the Roman god of fire Vulcan. In ancient times volcanoes called forges of the god. Eruption is a sign that the god Vulcan forge new weapons.
To date, more than 600 are acting volcanoes - most of them concentrated in the joints of plates - in Kamchatka, Central America, Chile.
How would no volcanoes attracts the eye, it is necessary not to forget about the immediate danger from them. Settlements that are close to the volcano, always ready to the fact that the eruption may be too strong, and the consequences - unpredictable.
Cotopaxi is a volcano in the Andes Location. It is the highest active volcano in the world (5897 m) and the second highest peak in Ecuador. Cotopaxi different riot of greenery at its foot and elegant craters. It is also considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes. There have been more than 50 eruptions since 1738. Its eruption led to the destruction of the nearby town of Lakatunga. The volcano has been relatively inactive since 1904. That's what makes Cotopaxi most popular among climbers, cyclists and hikers.
Popocatepetl (also called Popo and Don Goyo) is an active volcano in Mexico. It reaches a height of 5426 meters and is the second highest summit in the country. Popocatepetl got its name from the Nahuatl word "popōca" (smoke) and tepētl ("Mountain"), which means "Smoking Mountain" and fully justifies its name. Until the nineties, Popo was a favorite vacation spot - snowboard center. In 1947, he began a new cycle of activity with a major eruption. Currently, scientists are studying it. Residents of neighboring cities admire the snowy white mountain Popocatepetl during most of the year.