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View of the extinct volcano Ashitakayama
View of the extinct volcano Ashitakayama, woodblock print by Hiroshige

List of extinct volcanoes includes volcanoes which scientists consider unlikely to erupt again. A volcano which has not erupted in the past 10,000 years is often listed as extinct.

The extinct volcano no longer has a lava supply. An extinct volcano is no longer near an active geologic hot spot, if it ever was.

Volcanologists sometimes can't tell whether a volcano is extinct or dormant. A caldera that has not produced an eruption in tens of thousands of years is likely to be considered inactive. Dormant volcanos may still erupt, whereas extinct ones cannot.

There are many examples of extinct volcanoes.

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