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 22,595 6,887 700 AD approximately. Argentina/Chile.
Llullaillaco 22,110 6,739 1877 Argentina/Chile.
Tipas (Walter Penck) 21,850 6,660 Unknown, <10,000 years. Argentina
Incahuasi 21,722 6,621 Unknown Argentina/Chile.
Tupungato 21,555 6,570 1987 Argentina/Chile.
Nevado Sajama 21,463 6,542 Unknown Bolivia
Ata 21,329 6,501 Unknown Argentina/Chile.
Cerro El Cóndor 21,043 6,414 Unknown, <10,000 years Argentina.
Coropuna 20,922 6,377 Unknown Peru
Parinacota 20,827 6,348 Unknown Bolivia/Chile.
Ampato 20,630 6,288 Unknown Peru
Chimborazo 20,561 6,267 550 AD approximately. Ecuador, the furthest point from the Earth’s center.
Pular 20,449 6,233 1990 but unconfirmed. Chile
Cerro Solo 20,308 6,190 Unknown Argentina/Chile.
Aucanquilcha 20,262 6,176 approximately 170,000 years ago. Chile
San Pedro 20,161 6,145 Unknown Chile
Sierra Nevada 20,102 6,127 approximately 760,000 years ago. Argentina/Chile.
Aracar 19,954 6,082 1993 Argentina.
Guallatiri 19,918 6,071 1960 Chile.
Chachani 19,872 6,057 Unknown, <10,000 years ago. Peru.
Socompa 19,852 6,051 approximately 5,250 BC. Argentina/Chile.
Acamarachi 19,836 6,046 Unknown Chile.
Uturunku 19,711 6,008 approximately 300,000 years ago. Bolivia.
Tacora 19,619 5,980 Unknown Chile.
Sairecabur 19,590 5,971 Unknown, >11,700 years ago. Bolivia/Chile.
Sabancaya 19,577 5,967 2003 Peru.
Cerro Paniri 19,508 5,946 Unknown Chile.
Licancabur 19,423 5,920 Unknown Bolivia/Chile.
Miñiques 19,390 5,910 Unknown Chile.
Cotopaxi 19,347 5,897 1940 Ecuador.
Kilimanjaro 19,341 5,895 approximately 150-200,000 years ago. Tanzania.
Putana Volcano 19,324 5,890 approximately 1810. Bolivia/Chile.

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