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Volcanoe is a vent or fissure in the Earth’s crust through which hot molten lava, ash and gases reach the surface from the interior. It also refers to the mountain or hill formed by the ejected rock.

Type of Volcanoes:

Volcanoes can be on the land surface or in the oceans. These are of three types.

Active Volcanoes:

About 535 in the world, they are said to be active when eruptions occur frequently.

Dormant Volcanoes:

 

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When no eruption has occurred over a long period of years.

Extinct Volcanoes:

When no eruptions have occurred during historic time, e.g. Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Andes, South America.

Volcanic Areas: Most of the world’s active volcanoes are concentrated in areas which coincide with plate margins. Not all volcanoes, however, are associated with plate margins. Some occur in continental interiors such as those in east Africa.

Some Active Volcanoes:

Cotopaci(1975) : Cotopaxi is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, reaching a height of 5,897 m (19,347 ft) and lcated in Ecuador

Sangay: Sangayis one of the world's most active volcanoes. It is located in the South America of Ecuador and reaching height 5,230.

Klyuchveskaya (1974): Located in Kamchatka, the Klyuchevskaya Sopka is Eurasia’s highest active volcano it reaching height 4,850.

Purace (1977): It is one of the most active volcanoes in Colombia. Large explosive eruptions occurred in 1849, 1869, and 1885, and the latest eruption was in 1977.

Mauna Loa(1975): Location in mid Pacific in Hawaii reaching its height 4,170.

Largest Volcanoes Of The World

Volcanoes Name

Height in feet

Location
Aconcagua
22,830
Chile
Antisana
18,850
Ecuador
Asama
8,850
Japan
Chillan
10,500
Chile
Chimboraao
20,500
Ecuador
Cotopaxi
19,610
Ecuador
Demavend
18,600
Persia
Elbruz
18,530
USSR
Erabus
13,000
Antartic
Enta
10,800
Sicily
Fujiyama
12,400
Japan
Guntur
7,300
Indonesia
Haleakala
10,300
Hawali
Hecla
5,100
Iceland
Kerintji
12,484
Indonesia
Katmain
6,712
Alaska
Karisimbi
14,780
Congo
Kilimanjaro
9,340
Tanganyika
Krakatoa
2,600
Sunda Straits
Mauna loa
13,680
Hawaii
Mikeno
14,780
Congo
Meakan
4,931
Japan
Mageik
7,244
Alasca
Mayon
8,284
Philippines
Misti
19,031
Peru
Mount Warangell
14,000
USA
Nguaru Hoa
7,520
New Zealand
Nyamuragira
10,150
Congo
Orizaba
17,400
Mexico
Popocatapetl
9,175
Mexico
Ruapehu
17,540
New Zealand
Rindjani
12,224
Indonesia
Sangay
17,159
Ecuador
Semeru
12,060
Indonesia
Salmat
11,247
Indonesia
Stromboli
3,038
Italy
Tarawera
3,650
New Zealand
Tambora
9,353
Indonesia
Tongarior
6,460
New Zealand
Tokachi
6,813
Japan
Turo-shima
2,480
Japan
Vesuvius
3,700
Italy
Yake Dake
8,064
Japan
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