List of Volcanoes

Article written: 14 Apr , 2009
Updated: 24 Dec , 2015
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There are thousands and thousands of known volcanoes around the world. Many have no names, and most are located deep underneath the ocean at the point where the Earth’s tectonic plates are spreading apart. This is just a partial list.

List of Volcanoes
Fogo Caldera, SW Cape Verde Is. Atlantic Ocean
Merapi Volcano, Java, Indonesia
Batur Voclano, Bali, Indonesia
Rabaul Caldera, Papua New Guinea
Pinatubo Volcano, Central Luzon, Philippines
Mt Canlaon, Negros Islands, Philippines
Bulusan, Luzon, Philippines
Parker, Southern Mindanao, Philippines
Gemini Seamount, New Hebrides Island Arc, Vanuatu Islands
Aoba (Ambae Island), Vanuatu Islands
Barren Island, Andaman Islands, Indian Ocean, India
Mt Unzen, Japan
Bezymianny Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
Karymsky Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
Klyuchevskoi Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
Avachinsky Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
Loihi Seamount, Hawaii
Marianis Islands
Metis Shoal, Tonga
Ruapehu, New Zealand
Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand
Akutan Volcano, Aleutian Islands
Shishaldin Volcano, Aleutian Islands
Mt Spurr, Alaska
Pavlof Volcano, Alaska Peninsula
Gorda Ridge, Northeast Pacific Ocean
Mount St. Helens
Mount Lassen, California
Lake Superior Ice Volcanoes, Michigan
Popocatepetl, Mexico
Santa MarĂ­a Volcano, Guatemala
Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala
Fuego Volcano, Guatemala
TacanĂ¡ Volcano, Guatemala
Cerro Quemado Volcano, Guatemala
Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
Volcano Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica
Coatepeque, El Salvador
Ilopango, El Salvador
Izalco, El Salvador
San Miguel, El Salvador
San Salvador, El Salvador
San Vicente, El Salvador
Santa Ana, El Salvador
Cerro Negro, Nicaragua
Soufriere Hills, Montserrat, West Indies
Galeras, Nevado Cumbal, Dona Juana, Cerro Negro de Mayasquer, Azufral
Galapagos, Fernandina
Stromboli Volcano, Italy
Etna Volcano, Italy
Bardarbunga/Grimsvotn Volcanoes, Iceland
Askja Volcano, Iceland
Krafla Volcano, Iceland
Hekla Volcano, Iceland
Katla Volcano, Iceland
Vestmannaeyjar Volcano, Iceland
Mount Erebus, Antarctica

Thanks to the list at the MTU Volcanoes Page. The best list of volcanoes is located at the Oregon State University website. And another great list from NASA.

We have written many articles about volcanoes for Universe Today. Here’s an article about dormant volcanoes, and here’s an article about extinct volcanoes.

Want more resources on the Earth? Here’s a link to NASA’s Human Spaceflight page, and here’s NASA’s Visible Earth.

We have also recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast about Earth, as part of our tour through the Solar System – Episode 51: Earth.


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