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Quiz "Volcanoes"

Volcanoes

a group of four small volcanic islands in the S Atlantic, about halfway between South Africa and South America: comprises the main island of Tristan and the uninhabited islands of Gough, Inaccessible, and Nightingale; discovered in 1506 by the Portuguese admiral Tristão da Cunha; annexed to Britain in 1816; whole population of Tristan evacuated for two years after the volcanic eruption of 1961. Pop: 264 (2010 est). Area: about 100 sq km (40 sq miles)

Volcanoes

an active volcano in W Cameroon: the highest peak on the West African coast. Height: 4070 m (13 352 ft)

Volcanoes

Mountdormant volcano on Honshu island, Japan, southwest of Tokyo: highest peak in Japan: 12,388 ft (3,776 m)

Volcanoes

a volcano in the Caribbean, on N St Vincent: erupted in 1902, killing about 2000 people. Height: 1234 m (4048 ft)

Volcanoes

an active volcano in the Philippines, on S Luzon on an island in the centre of Lake Taal. Height: 300 m (984 ft). Area of lake: 243 sq km (94 sq miles)
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