Volcanoes located in the Pacific Ring of Fire are prone to eruptions. This is common knowledge. Recent history proves this with 5 volcanoes that have erupted in the Ring. What are the odds that history will repeat itself until the end of this year? Let’s take a look at the betting odds for volcanic eruptions in 2018 below.
1. Mount Puyehue-Cordon Caulle (15)
The 2011 Mount Puyehue-Cordon Caulle eruption in Chile marks the biggest volcanic eruption of the 21st century. Imagine the force of 70 atomic bombs exploding; that’s the power of this eruption. Flights all over the southern hemisphere were disrupted.
Could this happen again? Online betting sites in Chile estimate the odds for Mount Puyehue-Cordon Caulle to erupt until the end of this year at 15. It’s a long shot bet on volcanic eruptions in 2018 and we sincerely hope it remains that way.
2. Mount Merapi (4.44)
Indonesia has the highest number of active volcanoes in the world. There are 127 ones and Mount Merapi is one of them. The volcanic eruptions in 2018 betting odds for Mount Merapi are at 4.44 which are not high but not low either.
The deadliest volcanic eruption in the 21st century was Mount Merapi’s in 2010. Although hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated, there were still over 400 casualties. The frequent eruptions of Mount Merapi make it a constant danger for many people living around the area.
3. Eyjafjallajokull (3.32)
Also occurring in 2010, the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland was not big size-wise. However, it emitted the largest amount of ash plumes in recent history. For six whole days, flights over Europe were cancelled due poor visibility. If you are betting volcanic eruptions in 2018, Eyjafjallajokull have 3.32 odds of re-eruption.
4. Mount Etna (1.11)
Located in Sicily Island, Mount Etna is one of the most touristic places in Italy. The volcanic eruptions in 2018 betting odds for Mount Etna (1.11) are extremely low, according to online gambling sites in Italy. Mount Etna experienced the most recent explosion of all volcanoes in our list. The latest was in 2017.
Since 1955, up to 49 eruptions of Mount Etna has been recorded with various intensities. It has also been quite active recently. The frequent explosions hint that it could very much happen again this year.
5. Mount Ontake (2.1)
The last volcano in our list is Mount Ontake. In 2014, this Japanese volcano suddenly erupted without any warning, killing 61 people. Mount Ontake (2.1) should be considered as the unexpected bet on volcanic eruptions in 2018.
Bet on Volcanic Eruptions in 2018
The 5 volcanoes most likely to explode in 2018 are Mount Etna, Mount Ontake, Eyjafjallajokull, Mount Merapi and Mount Puyehue-Cordon Caulle in that following order. If you would like to bet on volcanic eruptions in 2018, do so at 1xBet Sportsbook before the bet closes on March 31.