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 VolcanoesFeet (ft)Metres (m)Last EruptionLocation and Notes
Ojos del Salado225956887700 AD approximately.Argentina/Chile.
Llullaillaco2211067391877Argentina/Chile.
Tipas (Walter Penck)218506660Unknown, <10,000 years.Argentina
Incahuasi217226621UnknownArgentina/Chile.
Tupungato2155565701987Argentina/Chile.
Nevado Sajama214636542UnknownBolivia
Ata213296501UnknownArgentina/Chile.
Cerro El Cóndor210436414Unknown, <10,000 yearsArgentina.
Coropuna209226377UnknownPeru
Parinacota208276348UnknownBolivia/Chile.
Ampato206306288UnknownPeru
Chimborazo205616267550 AD approximately.Ecuador, the furthest point from the Earth’s center.
Pular2044962331990 but unconfirmed.Chile
Cerro Solo203086190UnknownArgentina/Chile.
Aucanquilcha202626176approximately 170,000 years ago.Chile
San Pedro201616145UnknownChile
Sierra Nevada201026127approximately 760,000 years ago.Argentina/Chile.
Aracar1995460821993Argentina.
Guallatiri1991860711960Chile.
Chachani198726057Unknown, <10,000 years ago.Peru.
Socompa198526051approximately 5,250 BC.Argentina/Chile.
Acamarachi198366046UnknownChile.
Uturunku197116008approximately 300,000 years ago.Bolivia.
Tacora196195980UnknownChile.
Sairecabur195905971Unknown, >11,700 years ago.Bolivia/Chile.
Sabancaya1957759672003Peru.
Cerro Paniri195085946UnknownChile.
Licancabur194235920UnknownBolivia/Chile.
Miñiques193905910UnknownChile.
Cotopaxi1934758971940Ecuador.
Kilimanjaro193415895approximately 150-200,000 years ago.Tanzania.
Putana Volcano193245890approximately 1810.Bolivia/Chile.

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