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List of Major Active Volcanoes of the World

17-JUL-2017 13:16

Volcano is a landform at the end of a conduit or pipe which rises from below the crust and vents to the surface. Magma rises and collects in the magma chamber deep below, resulting in eruptions that are effusive or explosive forming the mountain landform. The volcanic eruptions are closely associated with sea-floor spreading, plate-tectonics and mountain building process. Here, we are giving the list of World’s Major Active Volcanoes of the World which can be used for academic purpose as well as preparing for competitive exams.


List of Major Active Volcanoes of the World


Location: Altiplano de Mexico

Height (Metre): 5451     

Date of Last Eruption: 1920


Location: Karakotoa , Indonesia

Height (Metre): 155       

Date of Last Eruption: 1929

Mt. Cameroon     

Location: Monarch, Cameroon

Height (Metre): 278       

Date of Last Eruption: 1959

List of Major Mountain Ranges of the World


Location: Andes, Chile &

Height (Metre): 6060     

Date of Last Eruption: 1960


Sierra Madre, Guatemala

Date of Last Eruption: 1962


Location: South-east-Iceland

Height (Metre): 173       

Date of Last Eruption: 1963

List of the Major Islands of the World


Location: Bali Island, Indonesia

Height (Metre): 3142     

Date of Last Eruption: 1964


Location: Andes, Chile

Height (Metre): 5640     

Date of Last Eruption: 1964


Location: Andes, Chile

Height (Metre): 5641     

Date of Last Eruption: 1968

List of Superlatives of World Geography


Location: Sredinny — Kherbet, USSR

Height (Metre): 4850     

Date of Last Eruption: 1974


Location: Ross Island, Antarctica

Height (Metre): 3795     

Date of Last Eruption: 1975


Location: Andes, Colombia

Height (Metre): 5230     

Date of Last Eruption: 1976

List of Highest Waterfall in the World


Location: Java Indonesia

Height (Metre): 3676     

Date of Last Eruption: 1976


Location: Virunga Zaire

Height (Metre):  3470    

Date of Last Eruption:1977


Location: Andes, Colombia

Height (Metre):4590      

Date of Last Eruption: 1977

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Madna Loa          

Location: Hawaii, USA

Height (Metre): 4170     

Date of Last Eruption: 1978

Mt. Etna    

Location: Sicily, Italy

Height (Metre): 3308     

Date of Last Eruption: 1979

Ojos del Salado   

Location: Andes Argentina — Chile

Height (Metre): 6885     

Date of Last Eruption: 1981

Navado Del Ruiz

Location: Andes, Colombia 

Height (Metre): 5400     

Date of Last Eruption: 1985

Mt. Unzen 

Location: Honshu Japan        

Date of Last Eruption: 1991

Mt. Mayon

Location: Luzon Philippines   

Date of Last Eruption: 1991

Mt. Mayon 

Location: Luzon Philippines   

Date of Last Eruption: 1993

Mt. Eyjafjoell      

Location: Iceland

Date of Last Eruption: 2010, 17th April

Most volcanic activity coincides with the active seismic regions of the world and is clearly associated with plate boundaries. Thus, there is a close relationship between the plate boundaries and the distribution of the volcanoes in the world. In fact, the volcanoes are concentrated along the plate margins.

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