15 Cities That Could Be the Next Pompeii

Think Mount Vesuvius was a one-off event? Think again. Though the odds of their erupting may be slim, plenty of powerful volcanoes lie just outside cities around the world.

Legazpi City, Philippines

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Legazpi City has grown into a flourishing tourist destination for its nature parks, black-sand beaches, and trails up to Mount Mayon, one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines (a country teeming with volcanic activity). Just be careful of this striking volcano and its nearly perfect conical shape: in 2013 five hikers were killed in a small-scale eruption near the top. The 900,000 or so people living all around its base shouldn’t be as concerned, unless poisonous ash falls were to render the air unbreathable.

15 Cities That Could Be the Next Pompeii

Legazpi City, Philippines

Legazpi City has grown into a flourishing tourist destination for its nature parks, black-sand beaches, and trails up to Mount Mayon, one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines (a country teeming with volcanic activity). Just be careful of this striking volcano and its nearly perfect conical shape: in 2013 five hikers were killed in a small-scale eruption near the top. The 900,000 or so people living all around its base shouldn’t be as concerned, unless poisonous ash falls were to render the air unbreathable.

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