15 Biggest Active Volcanoes In The World Today


The biggest active volcanoes are the most fearsome thing among natural disasters. There are many active volcanoes in the world today, approximately more than 1,500 of them. By active, that means the chance of eruption from those volcanoes can be any day. Except we don’t know when, because volcanoes are different from storms and earthquakes. They show very little sign before eruption like a small earthquake beneath them which is difficult to know. Another sign is the inflation of swelling of the volcano itself which means it is likely to blow.

You might ask how the experts know if the volcano is still active. There are certain things that let us know that the volcano might explode again like gas emissions every now and then. Unusual earthquakes are both signs that the volcano is active and going to erupt. Some volcanoes are so obvious you can see smoke and lava from the distance if you fly above them. Let’s take a look at these 15 active volcanoes, and see where they are together.


Where: Papua New Guinea
Elevation: 1,750 meters
Last Eruption: 2007


Where: Antarctica
Elevation: 3,794 meters
Last Eruption: 2020

3Erta Ale

Where: Northeastern Ethiopia
Elevation: 613 meters
Last Eruption: 2009


Where: Hawaii
Elevation: 1,247 meters
Last Eruption: 29th September, 2021


image: Volcano SI

Where: Papua New Guinea
Elevation: 1,330 meters
Last Eruption: 2022

6Mauna Loa

Where: Hawaii
Elevation: 4,169 meters
Last Eruption: 15th April, 1984

7Mount Etna

Where: Between Messina and Catania City, Italy
Elevation: 3,350 meters
Last Eruption: February, 2021

8Mount Fuji

Where: Southwest of Tokyo, Japan
meters 3,776 meters
Last Eruption: 16th December, 1707

9Mount Tambora

Where: Indonesia
Elevation: 2,850 meters
Last Eruption: 1967

10Mount Semeru

Where: East Java, Indonesia
Elevation: 3,676 meters
Last Eruption: March – December, 2021

11Mount Vesuvius

Where: Italy
Elevation: 1,281 meters
Last Eruption: March 1944

12Piton de la Fournaise (Peak of the Furnace)

image: imaggeo

Where: Reunion
Elevation: 2,632 meters
Last Eruption: April, 2021


Where: Kyushu, Japan
Elevation: 1,117 meters
Last Eruption: 3rd October, 2020

14Santa Maria

Where: Guatemala
Elevation: 3,772 meters
Last Eruption: 22nd August, 2013

15Turrialba Volcano

Where: Central Costa Rica
Elevation: 3,340 meters
Last Eruption: 7th December, 2016

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