On the Korean peninsula in the near term may occur Baekdu eruption — the highest mountain and volcano in the region. Expert geologist in South Korea believe that the eruption of the volcano, which last time threw lava in 1702, could happen in 2014 or 2015.
The volcano, located on the border between North Korea and China, could damage of 10 to 100 times greater than the largest eruption of the Icelandic volcano in April 2010. It is believed that the most powerful eruption of Baekdu happened in the year 1000 AD, when the ancient kingdom of Bohai fell. Volcanic remnants were thrown to a distance of 1200 kilometers. According to research, a new eruption will cause significant damage to the countries on the Korean Peninsula, China, Japan and Russia.
Geologists say that large volcanic Baekdu occur once every 1,000 years, and the small — every 200-300 years, the last of which were recorded in 1413, 1597, 1668 and 1702, respectively. In 1903, the volcano has been active for the last time. Since 2002, Baekdu grew by 10 centimeters, surface temperature rise, and the emissions of hydrogen and helium, increased 10-fold, indicating that the expanding magma chamber. In the spring, for example, temperatures reach 80 degrees Celsius. Eruption can cause severe flash flood 2 billion tons of water in the lake Cheongju radius of 30 kilometers from the volcano. In the worst case, will be flooded Vladivostok in Russia and Hokkaido in northern Japan.