However, while there remain breakouts upstream, Pahoa appears now to be, at this time, not directly threatened:
- Pacific Ocean: 26 other volcanoes have ongoing eruptions, including Ngauruhoe in New Zealand, where I stayed at a hotel on its slopes a couple of decades ago, and was concerned about steam and smoke blowing out from the peak. This is a more recent photo, but very close to what I saw. I was there on a geothermal project, for Hawaii and New Zealand have very similar underground conditions.
- Italy: Stromboli and Etna are two of four currently active.
- Iceland: eight volcanoes are erupting.
- Indonesia: 27 volcanoes are active, including Krakatau (was once called Krakatoa), now underwater (right), which in 1883 killed more than 36,000 people, and perhaps triggered the Dark Ages.
- Pacific Ring of Fire: 35 volcanoes are currently erupting, including Sakurajima, next to Kagoshima.
- Multiply the above by two and you have close to the total of those volcanoes on Planet Earth either actively erupting, or recently so.
- Wikipedia has a smaller list of erupting volcanoes, and I count 43.
Super Typhoon Maysak, at 160 MPH, with gusts approaching 200 MPH, is causing serious havoc through the Federated States of Micronesia, where more than 100,000 live on 607 islands. Chuuk was yesterday, Yap is next, then on to the Philippines, where the current track appears to be slightly north of Manila: