highest volcanoes in the world

Highest Volcanoes in the World

List of all Highest Volcanoes in the World

Volcanoes fascinate us maybe because of the raw power they possess and the widespread destruction they can cause. A volcano is a mountain open to molten rock below the surface. If pressure mounts, they can erupt and trigger tsunamis, earthquakes and much more, read our list of volcano facts for more details. There are about 1500 potentially active volcanoes on Earth, some 80 of which are under the sea. In the USA, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington are home to the most active but not highest volcanoes in the world.

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Highest Volcanoes Feet (ft) Metres (m) Last Eruption Location and Notes
Ojos del Salado 22595 6887 700 AD approximately. Argentina/Chile.
Llullaillaco 22110 6739 1877 Argentina/Chile.
Tipas (Walter Penck) 21850 6660 Unknown, <10,000 years. Argentina
Incahuasi 21722 6621 Unknown Argentina/Chile.
Tupungato 21555 6570 1987 Argentina/Chile.
Nevado Sajama 21463 6542 Unknown Bolivia
Ata 21329 6501 Unknown Argentina/Chile.
Cerro El Cóndor 21043 6414 Unknown, <10,000 years Argentina.
Coropuna 20922 6377 Unknown Peru
Parinacota 20827 6348 Unknown Bolivia/Chile.
Ampato 20630 6288 Unknown Peru
Chimborazo 20561 6267 550 AD approximately. Ecuador, the furthest point from the Earth’s center.
Pular 20449 6233 1990 but unconfirmed. Chile
Cerro Solo 20308 6190 Unknown Argentina/Chile.
Aucanquilcha 20262 6176 approximately 170,000 years ago. Chile
San Pedro 20161 6145 Unknown Chile
Sierra Nevada 20102 6127 approximately 760,000 years ago. Argentina/Chile.
Aracar 19954 6082 1993 Argentina.
Guallatiri 19918 6071 1960 Chile.
Chachani 19872 6057 Unknown, <10,000 years ago. Peru.
Socompa 19852 6051 approximately 5,250 BC. Argentina/Chile.
Acamarachi 19836 6046 Unknown Chile.
Uturunku 19711 6008 approximately 300,000 years ago. Bolivia.
Tacora 19619 5980 Unknown Chile.
Sairecabur 19590 5971 Unknown, >11,700 years ago. Bolivia/Chile.
Sabancaya 19577 5967 2003 Peru.
Cerro Paniri 19508 5946 Unknown Chile.
Licancabur 19423 5920 Unknown Bolivia/Chile.
Miñiques 19390 5910 Unknown Chile.
Cotopaxi 19347 5897 1940 Ecuador.
Kilimanjaro 19341 5895 approximately 150-200,000 years ago. Tanzania.
Putana Volcano 19324 5890 approximately 1810. Bolivia/Chile.

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