JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM – Standing tall at 3,031 meters above sea level, Mount Agung is Bali’s highest volcano and one of Indonesia’s highest, too.
However, many of the world's highest volcanoes are nearly twice as high as Mount Agung. Here are the five highest volcanoes in the world, quoted from various sources, Wednesday (9/27/2017).
1. Mount Nevado Ojos del Salado
Mount Nevado Ojos del Saldo is a stratovolcano mountain, similar to Mount Agung. It is located on the Andes on the Argentine-Chilean border. It is the highest active volcano in the world with height of about 6,893 meters.This mountain erupted in prehistoric times, around the year 1877 and has produced a small ash emissions in 1993.
2. Mount Cerro Tipas
Mount Cerro Tipas is located in a large complex in the Andes, in northwest Argentina and right in the southwest of Mount Nevado Ojos del Salado. It consists of stratovolcano, lava dome, and lava flows with height of about 6,668 meters above sea level.
3. Mount Incahuasi
This volcano is in the Andes, South America. Precisely on the border of Caramarca Province between Argentina and Atacama, Chile. Ichahuasi is 6,621 meters above sea level.
4. Mount Nevado Sajama
This mountain is an extinct stratovolcano. Located in Oruro department of Sajama province, Curahuara de Carangas city, Bolivia. The height is about 6,542 meters above sea level.
5. Mount Coropuna
Coropuna is an inactive volcano in the southern Andes of Peru. The peak reaches a height of 6,377 meters above sea level and is covered with thick ice. Mount Coropuna is considered sacred by the Incas.