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  • No I haven't and if I had, I don't believe I would live to tell about it! Unless I was VERY well insulated...
  • And lived to talk about it? No. I've never seen a volcano, what an East coast life I live.
  • No - I've never been near one at all
  • No. If I ever been in an active volcano, I wouldn't be answering this question.
  • I was right on the rim of Kilauea 2 days before it erupted in 1986. It was funny, because there was a native woman sacrificing food to the volcano (although from what I could tell it was just packaged food from the supermarket) so hubby and I joke that she must have pissed off the volcano gods due to her shoddy offering. We were kind of disappointed because it started erupting after we had gone to another island, so we missed it.
  • I have not. But to those of you who said you wouldn't be here to tell about it, that is not nessacarly true. An active volcano is one that is still erupting. (every year or 17 decades or whatever the schedule is) It doesn't mean that is is currently in the process of erupting at that moment. You could probably do some crazy helicopter thing or something.
  • I have actually walked around on and taken lava samples from an active volcano. In 1996, I took a field studies course to Hawaii. Below I have posted a few pictures from that trip. They were all taken on Kilauea. The first two are of me. (In the second picture, I am the guy that is facing the camera.) The third is one of my classmates. The fourth is of one of my professors trying to obtain a sample of lava from a skylight. (Note the glowing rectangle down inside of the skylight. That is a steel can which was attached to the pole my professor is holing by some wires. Unfortunately, the wires melted before he could get the can into the flowing lava. So, we lost the can down inside of the skylight. (For some reason, no one wanted to go in after the can. Go figure.)). Go into an active volcano is not really all that unusual for a volcanologist. Sometimes it is necessary in order to get the samples we need for our research. However, it is something that we do very carefully. We want to make sure that we know the likely behavior of the volcano and how likely the eruption is to become dangerous.
  • Dormant only. Haleakala on Maui and Mt Liamuiga on St Kitts.
  • No, but i lived in marcy. So ha!!
  • I have been in the crater of Helgafell, in the Westman Islands of Iceland. It's been over 30 years since it last erupted, but the earth there is still VERY hot. The locals even pump water through the volcano to heat their houses! I was very impressed!
  • no, and i hope i never will..
  • No, I never have.
  • No, I haven't. I take it we are not allowed to smoke inside them. Lol:)
  • Yes, indeed. Active doesn't mean it's erupting, only that it is building up to an eruption. That can take a day or thousands of years. I have been twice into one of the three craters of the Tangkuban Perahu volcano in West Java, Indonesia. It is a popular place for local tourists, but not known widely outside of Indonesia. IT's an amazing experience, as you make the journey from the forested top of the crater into the lunar landscape of the bottom. All around you are fissures spewing out fumes, and there are boiling hot pools. (locals will cook you a hard boiled egg) The ground is hot beneath your feet. Fantastic experience. I have also looked into the crater of Mt Vesuvius, which is always smoking. I have visited several other dormant and extinct volcanoes in Indonesia and New Zealand (Mt Batur, Mt Agung, Mt Rinjani, Mt Eden and One Tree Hill) The city of Rotorua in NZ is built over a very active fault and steam oozes through the sidewalks. Lovely hot springs and geysers there and at Tikitere, not too far from there. Been to hot springs in Sumatera in Indonesia, too.

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