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Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius is a stratovolcano on the Bay of Naples, Italy, about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. It is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years, although it is not currently erupting. The two other major active volcanoes in Italy, Etna and Stromboli, are located on island of Sicily.

Tamagawa Hot Spring

The Tamagawa Hot Spring in Senboku, Akita Prefecture, Japan is the highest flow rate hot spring in Japan. Tamagawa Hot Spring has a flow rate of 150 liters/second. The Tamagawa Hot Spring feeds a 3 meter wide stream with a temperature of 98°C. The water from Tamagawa Hot Spring is also very acidic, with a pH of about 1.1. There is also radioactive radium gas and other radioactive materials dissolved in the water from Tamagawa Hot Spring. Tamagawa Hot Spring

Pink and White Terraces

New Zealand's Pink and White Terraces were considered a natural wonder. They were thought to have been completely destroyed by a violent volcanic eruption in 1886, but researchers discovered portions of the Pink Terraces on the bottom of Lake Rotomahana in 2011 and six months later portions of the White Terraces. The Pink and White terraces have been dubbed by a number of people as "The Eighth Wonder of the World". Pink and White Terraces

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and fourth highest of the Seven Summits. Its highest point, Uhuru Peak, rises to an altitude of 5,895 m (19,341 ft) AMSL (Above Mean Sea Level). Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is an inactive stratovolcano in north-eastern Tanzania and the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 metres or 19,341 ft above sea level. Mount Kilimanjaro