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Pico de Orizaba

Pico de Orizaba, also known as Citlaltepetl = star, and tepētl = mountain), is a stratovolcano, the highest mountain in Mexico and the third highest in North America, after Denali of Alaska in the United States and Mount Logan of Canada. It rises ...

                                               

Orosi Volcano

The Orosi Volcano, in Spanish the Volcan Orosi, is an inactive volcano in Costa Rica, situated in the Cordillera de Guanacaste near the border with Nicaragua. The area around the volcano is a popular tourist destination, especially for more ecolo ...

                                               

Osorno (volcano)

Osorno Volcano is a 2.652-metre tall conical stratovolcano lying between Osorno Province and Llanquihue Province, in Los Lagos Region of Chile. It stands on the southeastern shore of Llanquihue Lake, and also towers over Todos los Santos Lake. Os ...

                                               

Pago (Papua New Guinea)

The volcano Pago is located East of Kimbe, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea. Pago is a young post-caldera cone within the Witori Caldera. The Buru Caldera cuts the SW flank of the Witori volcano. Biggest eruptions were at 4000±200 BC, ...

                                               

Pele (volcano)

Pele is an active volcano on the surface of Jupiters moon Io. It is located on Ios trailing hemisphere at 18.7°S 255.3°W  / -18.7; -255.3. A large, 300-kilometer tall volcanic plume has been observed at Pele by various spacecraft starting with V ...

                                               

Pichincha (volcano)

Pichincha is an active stratovolcano in the country of Ecuador, whose capital Quito wraps around its eastern slopes. The two highest peaks of the mountain are Wawa Pichincha) and Ruku Pichincha). The active caldera is in Wawa Pichincha on the wes ...

                                               

Pogranichny Volcano

Pogranichny is a shield volcano in central Kamchatka. It is the highest and the easternmost among three shield volcanoes located north-east of Cherny volcano in the central Sredinny Range.

                                               

Prevo Peak

                                               

Puyehue-Cordon Caulle

Puyehue and Cordon Caulle are two coalesced volcanic edifices that form a major mountain massif in Puyehue National Park in the Andes of Ranco Province, in the South of Chile. In volcanology this group is known as the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcan ...

                                               

Putana (volcano)

Putana, sometimes referred to as Jorqencal or Machuca, is a volcano on the border between Bolivia and Chile and close to the Sairecabur volcanic complex. Part of the Central Volcanic Zone of the Andes, its summit is 5.890 metres above sea level a ...

                                               

Mount Rausu

Mount Rausu is a stratovolcano on the Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaidō, Japan. It sits on the border between the towns of Shari and Rausu. Mount Rausu is the northeastern most Holocene volcano on Hokkaidō. It is one of the 100 famous mountains in ...

                                               

Mount Rishiri

Mount Rishiri is a Quaternary stratovolcano located off the coast of Hokkaidō, Japan in the Sea of Japan. It rises out of the Sea of Japan forming Rishiri Island. Because its cone shape resembles Mount Fuji it is sometimes referred to as Rishiri ...

                                               

Roccamonfina (volcano)

The Volcano of Roccamonfina is an extinct volcano in Roccamonfina, Campania, southern Italy. It was active from some 650.000 to 50.000 years ago. It comprises an isolated large cone of some 25 km perimeter between the Monti Aurunci, the plain and ...

                                               

Romeral (volcano)

Romeral is a stratovolcano located in Caldas, Colombia. It is the northernmost Holocene volcano of South America, of the North Volcanic Zone in the Andean Volcanic Belt. The volcano was formed in the Late Pliocene, approximately 3 million years ago.

                                               

Nevado del Ruiz

The Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo is a volcano located on the border of the departments of Caldas and Tolima in Colombia, about 129 kilometers west of the capital city Bogota. It is a stratovolcano composed of many layers of la ...

                                               

Rumiñawi (volcano)

Rumiñahui is a dormant, heavily eroded stratovolcano 4.721 metres above sea level. Situated in the Andes mountains 40 km south of Quito, Ecuador, it is overshadowed by its famous neighbour Cotopaxi.

                                               

Mount Salak

Mount Salak is an eroded volcano in West Java, Indonesia. It has several satellite cones on its southeast flank and the northern foot, along with two additional craters at the summit. Mount Salak has been evaluated for geothermal power developmen ...

                                               

San Vicente (volcano)

San Vicente is a stratovolcano in central El Salvador. It is located next to the town of San Vicente and is the second highest volcano in El Salvador. In the indigenous language Nahuat, Chichontepec means the mountain of the two breasts, because ...

                                               

San Martin Tuxtla

The isolated San Martin Tuxtla volcano is a shield volcano which rises above the Gulf of Mexico. It has had eruptions in historical times. It occurs in the Tuxtla volcanic field in Veracruz, Mexico. Lavas from San Martin vary between basanite and ...

                                               

San Miguel (volcano)

San Miguel is a stratovolcano in central-eastern El Salvador, approximately 15 kilometres southwest of the city of San Miguel. On January 16, 2002, a minor eruption of steam, gas, and ash occurred from the summit crater, lasting 3 hours but causi ...

                                               

Volcan San Pedro

Volcan San Pedro is a 3.020-metre stratovolcano on the shores of Lago de Atitlan, in the Solola Department of southern Guatemala. At its base is the village of San Pedro La Laguna.

                                               

San Salvador (volcano)

The San Salvador Volcano is a stratovolcano situated northwest to the city of San Salvador. The crater has been nearly filled with a relatively newer edifice, the Boqueron volcano. San Salvador is adjacent to the volcano and the western section o ...

                                               

San Jose (volcano)

San Jose Volcano is the stratovolcano that gives its name to a massive volcanic group, at about 90 km from Santiago de Chile at the end of the Cajon de Maipo on the Chile-Argentina border. It lies on the south end of an approximately 10 km x 5 km ...

                                               

Sangay

Sangay is an active stratovolcano in central Ecuador. It is the most active volcano in Ecuador, despite erupting only three times in recorded history, because the eruption that started in 1934 is still ongoing. It exhibits mostly strombolian acti ...

                                               

Santa Ana Volcano

The Santa Ana Volcano or Ilamatepec is a large stratovolcano located in the Santa Ana department of El Salvador. At 2.381 metres above sea level, it is the highest volcano in the country. It is located immediately west of Coatepeque Caldera. The ...

                                               

Serra de Santa Barbara

Serra de Santa Barbara is the peak of an inactive volcano in the western part of the island of Terceira, Azores, Portugal. At 1.021 m elevation, it is the highest point of the island. It is named after the village located on the coast to the sout ...

                                               

Santa Margarida Volcano

The Santa Margarida Volcano is an extinct volcano in the comarca of Garrotxa, Catalonia, Spain. The volcano has a perimeter of 2 kilometers and a height of 682 meters and is part of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park. The hermitage of Santa ...

                                               

Santa Maria (volcano)

Santa Maria Volcano is a large active volcano in the western highlands of Guatemala, in the Quetzaltenango Department near the city of Quetzaltenango. The volcano was known as Gagxanul in the local Kiche language, before the 16th century Spanish ...

                                               

Santorini caldera

Santorini caldera is a large, mostly submerged caldera, located in the southern Aegean Sea, 120 kilometers north of Crete in Greece. Visible above water is the circular Santorini island group, consisting of Santorini, the main island, Therasia an ...

                                               

Mount Sanford (Alaska)

Mount Sanford is a shield volcano in the Wrangell Volcanic Field, in eastern Alaska near the Copper River. It is the sixth highest mountain in the United States and the third highest volcano behind Mount Bona and Mount Blackburn. The south face o ...

                                               

Zapatera

Zapatera is a shield volcano located in the southern part of Nicaragua. It forms the island of Isla Zapatera in the Lake Nicaragua. Isla Zapatera constitutes one of 78 protected areas of Nicaragua. As of 1850, Zapatera was described "uninhabited" ...

                                               

Segula Volcano

Segula Volcano lies 1.228 miles westward of Anchorage on the Segula Island in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. An inactive stratovolcano, it has not produced any historical eruptions, while barely eroded deposits on the flanks suggest that activit ...

                                               

Sincholagua Volcano

Sincholagua is an inactive volcano located in Ecuador 17 km northeast of Cotopaxi Volcano and 45 km southeast of Quito. It is the 12th highest peak in the country at 4.899 m but also one of the lesser known ones. The name of the mountain comes fr ...

                                               

Smith Volcano

Smith Volcano, also known as Mount Babuyan, is a cinder cone on Babuyan Island, the northernmost of the Babuyan group of islands on Luzon Strait, north of the main island of Luzon in the Philippines. The mountain is one of the active volcanoes in ...

                                               

Snegovoy

                                               

Solfatara (volcano)

Solfatara is a shallow volcanic crater at Pozzuoli, near Naples, part of the Phlegraean Fields volcanic area. It is a dormant volcano, which still emits jets of steam with sulfurous fumes. The name comes from the Latin, Sulpha terra, "land of sul ...

                                               

Sotara (volcano)

Sotara is a stratovolcano located in Cauca, Colombia. The volcano has hot springs of 80 °C and fumarole activity with a composition of 80% CO 2 and 20% H 2 S. The volcano is located between the Silvia-Pijao Fault in the west and the San Jeronimo ...

                                               

Spokoyny (volcano)

Spokoyny is a stratovolcano in the northern part of the Sredinny Range in Russias Kamchatka Peninsula. It forms part of the Volcanoes of Kamchatka Unesco world heritage site. It was active during the early and mid-Holocene. Deposits from five eru ...

                                               

Sumaco

Sumaco is a symmetrical, isolated stratovolcano, that is set off from the main Ecuador volcanic axis. Its rocks are very distinct from those from most Andean volcanoes because of its lack of andesitic composition, in favour of basanite and phonol ...

                                               

Taal Volcano

Taal Volcano is a large caldera filled by Taal Lake on Luzon island in the Philippines, and is in the province of Batangas. Taal Volcano is the second most active volcano in the Philippines, with 33 recorded historical eruptions, all of which wer ...

                                               

Volcan Tacana

The volcano Tacana is the second highest peak in Central America at 4.060 metres, located in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas of northern Guatemala and southern Mexico. It is also known in Mexico as Volcan Tacina.

                                               

Tanaga (volcano)

Tanaga is a 5.924-foot stratovolcano in the Aleutian Range of the U.S. state of Alaska. There have been three known eruptions since 1763. The most recent was in 1914 and produced lava flows.

                                               

Mount Tarawera

Mount Tarawera is a volcano on the North Island of New Zealand. Located 24 kilometres southeast of Rotorua, it consists of a series of rhyolitic lava domes that were fissured down the middle by an explosive basaltic eruption in 1886. This eruptio ...

                                               

Mount Taranaki

Mount Taranaki is an active stratovolcano in the Taranaki region on the west coast of New Zealands North Island. Although the mountain is more commonly referred to as Taranaki, it has two official names under the alternative names policy of the N ...

                                               

Taupo Volcano

Lake Taupo, in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island, is the caldera of a large rhyolitic supervolcano called the Taupo Volcano. This huge volcano has produced two of the world’s most violent eruptions in geologically recent times. The Taupo V ...

                                               

Mount Terror (Antarctica)

Mount Terror is a large shield volcano that forms the eastern part of Ross Island, Antarctica. It has numerous cinder cones and domes on the flanks of the shield and is mostly under snow and ice. It is the second largest of the four volcanoes whi ...

                                               

Titila

Titila is a shield volcano located in the northern part of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. It comprises two shield volcanoes: Titila and Rassoshina, from which Titila is the higher one.

                                               

Toba catastrophe theory

The Toba supereruption was a supervolcanic eruption that occurred about 75.000 years ago at the site of present-day Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia. It is one of the Earths largest known eruptions. The Toba catastrophe theory holds that this even ...

                                               

Nevado del Tolima

The Nevado del Tolima is a Late Pleistocene to recently active andesitic stratovolcano located in the Tolima department, Colombia. The volcano lies south of Nevado del Ruiz volcano and is situated within the Los Nevados National Natural Park. The ...

                                               

Volcan Toliman

Toliman is a stratovolcano in Guatemala, on the southern shores of Lake Atitlan. The volcano has an elevation of 3.158 m and was formed near the southern margin of the Pleistocene Atitlan III caldera. The top of the volcano has a shallow crater a ...

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