View of the plume of Chilean volcano Puyehue reflected on Nahuel Huapi lake in Bariloche, Rio Negro, some 1600 km southwest of Buenos Aires, on June 21, 2011. The ash cloud created by the eruption threatened to put an end to the tourist season at the Argentine skiing resort of Bariloche, just 100 kilometers (60 miles) southeast of Puyehue.
- [Francisco Ramos Mejia/AFP/Getty Images]
Dormant disasters 2 auckland
Yachts race past volcanic Rangitoto Island during the Coastal Classic Yacht Race on the Waitemata Harbour on October 19, 2007 in Auckland, New Zealand.
- [Hannah Johnston/AFP/Getty Images]
Dormant disasters 3 florida
Workers remove belongings from the home where a sinkhole swallowed Jeffrey Bush on March 4, 2013 in Seffner, Florida. Jeff Bush, presumed dead after a sinkhole, estimated at 60 feet deep, opened under his bedroom while he was sleeping in the home. Demolition crews are working to raze the house, recover possessions, and stabilize the now-shaky ground.
- [Gerardo Mora/AFP/Getty Images]
Dormant disasters 4 turkey
People watch collapsed buildings after an earthquake, on October 26, 2011 in Van, Turkey. Media are reporting more than 400 people have been killed in the 7.2 earthquake that struck in Eastern Turkey on October 23. The earthquake has left up to 40,000 people homeless in almost freezing conditions.
- [Ahmad Halabisaz/AFP/Getty Images]
Dormant disasters 5 iceland
An Icelandic flag flies over Vik, a village sitting at the base of the Myrdalsjokull glacier, which is part of the ice cap sealing the Katla volcano, in Vik, on April 22, 2010. Katla, a volcano 10 times more powerful than neighbour Eyjafjallajökull, which erupted last week and impacted air traffic worldwide, has erupted in intervals of 40-80 years and its last eruption was in 1918. The village of Vik sits between the two main lava and glacial flood routes and has set up evacuation plans to abandon the village promptly if Katla erupts.
- [Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images]
As Mexico's 'Popo' volcano stirs, we take a look at other looming disasters around the world.