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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 VolcanoesFeet (ft)Metres (m)Last EruptionLocation and Notes
Ojos del Salado225956887700 AD approxArgentina/Chile
Llullaillaco2211067391877Argentina/Chile
Tipas (Walter Penck)218506660Unknown, <10,000 yearsArgentina
Incahuasi217226621UnknownArgentina/Chile
Tupungato2155565701987Argentina/Chile
Nevado Sajama214636542UnknownBolivia
Ata213296501UnknownArgentina/Chile
Cerro El Cóndor210436414Unknown, <10,000 yearsArgentina
Coropuna209226377UnknownPeru
Parinacota208276348UnknownBolivia/Chile
Ampato206306288UnknownPeru
Chimborazo205616267550 AD approxEcuador – Furthest point from Earth’s centre
Pular2044962331990 but unconfirmedChile
Cerro Solo203086190UnknownArgentina/Chile
Aucanquilcha202626176approx 170,000 years agoChile
San Pedro201616145UnknownChile
Sierra Nevada201026127approx 760,000 years agoArgentina/Chile
Aracar1995460821993Argentina
Guallatiri1991860711960Chile
Chachani198726057Unknown, <10,000 yearsPeru
Socompa198526051approx 5,250 BCArgentina/Chile
Acamarachi198366046UnknownChile
Uturunku197116008approx 300,000 years agoBolivia
Tacora196195980UnknownChile
Sairecabur195905971Unknown, >11,700 yearsBolivia/Chile
Sabancaya1957759672003Peru
Cerro Paniri195085946UnknownChile
Licancabur194235920UnknownBolivia/Chile
Miñiques193905910UnknownChile
Cotopaxi1934758971940Ecuador
Kilimanjaro193415895approx 150-200,000 years agoTanzania
Putana Volcano193245890approx 1810Bolivia/Chile

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