10 Ilhas mais Perigosas no Mundo

10 Most dangerous Islands in the World
Islands can be beautiful places with beautiful beaches and spots to relax. But some of them offer both dangers and frighten away tourists and locals. Scary Animals, traces of nuclear products and chemicals, extreme weather, volcanoes or simply very, very far away are some of the most dangerous threats on the islands on the planet.

1. Grand Burnt Island, Brazil

Known as Snake Island, the Great Burnt Island (Ilha da Queimada Grande) is 35 km from Itanhaém, on the coast of São Paulo, and is one of the most dangerous and frightening planet. It is estimated that the island has a population of five snakes per square meter of a type known as snake-islander, one of the most poisonous the world. No species of mammals exist on the island. Migratory birds that use the Snake Island as their resting point serve as a big enough supply of food to keep the population of pit vipers remarkably high. The last inhabitants were lighthouse keeper's family, who left the island due to the constant encounter with snakes around the house. The lighthouse was deactivated by the Navy.

The Brazilian Navy protects Ilha da Queimada Grande and only affords access to scientists bearing special permit and suitable protective outfits. 
It is considered the largest snake the natural world.

2. Miyake-Jima, Japan
Miyake-Jima is one of six volcanic islands that form the archipelago of Izu, near the coast of Tokyo, Japan The island is famous for its Mount Oyama, one of the most active volcanoes on the planet in recent years. Since its last eruption in 2005, Oyama constantly expels a poisonous gas, which requires the islanders to load a protective mask when installed on the island sirens warn residents that toxic levels are too high.

3. Saba, Netherlands Antilles

Saba is a small island of the Netherlands Antilles, with much of its 13 square kilometers covered by mountains and houses where they live with its approximately 1200 inhabitants. Over the past 150 years, the island was hit by more hurricanes than any other region, including fifteen storms of Category 3 and seven of Category 5, the most violent of all, with winds of over 250 km / h.

4. Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands

Composed of 36 islets surrounding a lagoon, Bikini Atoll is symbolic of the heyday of nuclear testing. The site was used to test nuclear weapons more than 20 times between 1946 and 1958. Although the area has been declared as free from toxic traces in 1997, the locals never wanted to go back definitely. It is strongly advised not to eat anything that comes from the area. The absence of fishing, underwater life is abundant and attracts many divers.

5. Gruinard Island, Scotland

Small oval portion of land north of Scotland, the Isle of Gruinard was used by the British government for testing biological weapons during World War II. The experiments were conducted on the uninhabited island with dangerous viruses Anthrax, which killed hundreds of sheep and Gruinard forced to be quarantined. The island was decontaminated in the eighties, using tons of chemicals.

6. Farallon Island, USA

Between 1946 and 1970, the coast of the Farallon Islands, 40 miles from San Francisco, was used as a dump radioactive. It is estimated that more than 48 million barrels have been discarded at the site, but the danger they present to the environment is not yet clear. The region is inhabited by elephant seals that attract numerous white sharks. Better think twice before diving into the waters of the Farallon Islands.

7. Ramree Island, Myanmar

Located on the coast of Myanmar, Ramree the island is known for an incident that occurred during World War II. In 1945, after a battle between British and Japanese troops, soldiers Nips were forced to hide in swamps, and over 400 of them were devoured by crocodiles. The episode entered the record books as "the greatest disaster suffered by men because of animals."

8. Danger Island, Seychelles

Danger Island, lies 800 km south of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, and was named by the absence of safe anchorage. The early explorers who reached this coral structure 2 km long by 400 meters wide and suffered risked to achieve it. Today, with appropriate nautical charts and sophisticated GPS, the location remains a challenge for boaters.

9. Pitcairn Islands, UK

Another island where the danger is the distance of a place inhabited by competing directly with Tristan da Cunha and how this is also a volcanic island.
Its population is only 50 inhabitants. When added up to 194 people in 1856 (population above the agricultural potential of the island), much was evacuated by the British government to another island far away - Norfolk.

10. Tristan da Cunha, UK
Tristan da Cunha, British overseas territory
There is literally an island dangerous, the danger is to be the most remote inhabited territory in the world, so if something happens to the nearest town on the mainland is Cape Town, South Africa, which is located 2800 km away . In the summer and autumn of 1961 volcanic eruption caused the evacuation of all inhabitants, and only in 1963 the main island to be inhabited again.Home to 264 people, who share only 7 surnames (Glass, Green, Hagan, Lavarello, Repetto, Rogers and Swain), constituting a total of 80 families, inhabitants suffer from inevitable consequence of marriage between couples with close kinship, as for example marriages between second cousins, causing an increasingly narrow genetic resource.

Source: telegraph.co.uk and wikipedia.org


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