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First I have to say that is very difficult to answer your question, because is near impossible to say "hey, this volcano will be launching lava on this dates". If you remove Hawaii from your list, I believe the only places you can see lava are: Mount Erebus: Antarctica, not very easy to reach and really difficult to climb. Has a lava lake. Erta Ale: ...


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I would work this out strategically, and look up lists like The Ten Most Active Volcanoes in the World. There are approximately 1,500 active volcanoes in the world today and 75 percent of them are located in the "Pacific Ring of Fire." On average, 50-70 volcanoes erupt every year. As the article text below provides descriptions, I've included photos along ...


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I would also recommend Pacaya in Guatemala, it is easy to get to and you can stand pretty much next to the lava, even though many people have melt their shoes while doing this. The main reason why I would recommend Guatemala is that there are several other smoking volcanos in the area. My highlight in Guatemala though was watching an erupting volcano from ...


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I went to Cotopaxi, several hours south of Quito: Image source: Peter Hahndorf It is not active and you can go all the to the top. I know people who did this themselves but it is recommended to do it with a tour. Most people however just drive up to a parking lot and then walk about an hour to a mountain refuge. From there it is another 30 minutes to ...


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(Image credit: Connie Lianto) Mount Merapi is an active volcano in central Java, Indonesia and most recently erupted in 2010. Visitors typically make the town of Yogyakarta a base from where there are organised tours which ascend part of the mountain by car and then begin ascent on foot past/around midnight to summit before dawn. If I recollect correctly ...


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Yes, it's possible, people even camp there specially for the starlight. These images are by the way the 4th hit on Google search for "aogashima". This tiny map which somehow disappeared from the official website of Aogashima also indicates where the path is to reach the center.


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There are probably two acceptable answers here: Pacaya - an active volcano in Guatemala, it's erupted 23 times since the Spanish conquest of Guatemala. It then erupted in 1965 and has been erupting basically continuously since then. Santa Maria - also in Guatemala (which makes it easy for you), which appears on this list of 10 most active volcanoes ...


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After Etna and Vesuvius, Stromboli is one of the most famous. Its altitude is only 924m though, below your 1500m requirement.


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You should be able to observe the blue flame each night, as it's the temperature of the flame and the substances burning. However, this is nature, nothing is guaranteed. Saying that, it is reliable enough that there are tours built around it. For example, the Paket Kawah Igen Blue Fire Tour. It's in Indonesia, but running it through Google Translate, ...


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I'd suggest Volcán de Fuego near Antigua in Guatemala. It's active all the time but only at a low level -- great if you want to reliably check out some lava flows without making the evening news. It's just outside of town too, very easy to get to from Antigua which is a great place to visit. Volcán de Agua is also very near by but it's been inactive since ...



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