List of extinct volcanos facts for kids
List of extinct volcanos includes volcanos which scientists consider unlikely to erupt again. A volcano which has not erupted in the past 10,000 years is extinct.
Edinburgh Castle in Scotland is located atop an extinct volcano.
Whether a volcano is truly extinct is often difficult to determine. A caldera that has not produced an eruption in tens of thousands of years is likely to be considered inactive.
Volcanologists sometimes can't tell whether a volcano is extinct or dormant. There are many examples of extinct volcanoes.
- Hawaiian–Emperor seamount chain in the northern Pacific Ocean
- Mount Kulal in Kenya
- Huascarán in Peru
- Kyushu-Palau Ridge in the Philippine Sea
- Mount Buninyong in Australia
- Kohala in Hawaii
List of extinct volcanos Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.