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A list of stratovolcanoes follows below.


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Mount Kenya in 1972.
Lava lake inside Mount Nyiragongo.


  • Mount Cameroon

Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Mount Nyiragongo, Goma. Listed as a Decade Volcano. It contains an active lava lake inside its crater which overflowed due to cracks in 2002.
  • Mount Mikeno


  • Alid Volcano
  • Dubbi Volcano
  • Nabro Volcano



  • Mount Kenya, which contains several volcanic plugs on its peak.
  • Mount Longonot


  • Mount Bisoke, on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Mount Gahinga, on the border between Rwanda and Uganda.
  • Mount Karisimbi, on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Mount Muhabura, on the border between Rwanda and Uganda.
  • Mount Sabyinyo, marks the border between Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Mid-Atlantic Ridge



Central America

Arenal Volcano in November 2006.

Costa Rica

El Salvador


  • Isla Zacate Grande
  • Tiger Island
Volcanoes near to Guatemala City
(From left to right) Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango volcanoes, taken from Guatemala City.


  • Volcán Tacaná on the border between Mexico and Guatemala
  • Volcán Tajumulco Highest point and highest volcano in Central America
  • Volcán Cerro Quemado (Almolonga)
  • Volcán Santa María, a Decade Volcano. It has a smaller peak called Santiaguito.
  • Volcán Siete Orejas
  • Volcán San Pedro
  • Volcán Atitlán
  • Volcán Tolimán
  • Acatenango
  • Volcán de Fuego. It recently erupted in June 2018.
  • Volcán de Agua
  • Pacaya
  • Tecuamburro
  • Tahual
  • Volcán Jumay
  • Volcán Ipala
  • Suchitán
  • Volcán Moyuta
  • Volcán Chingo on the border between Guatemala and El Salvador


  • Concepción
  • Cosigüina
  • Mombacho
  • Momotombo
  • Rota
  • San Cristóbal Volcano
  • Telica


  • Volcán Barú
  • El Valle
  • La Yeguada

North America

Mount Rainier over Tacoma
Northwest side of Mount Rainier seen from Tacoma
Pyroclastic and Cayley
The Mount Cayley volcanic complex on August 13, 2005. Summits left to right are Pyroclastic Peak and Mount Cayley.
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Mount Hood, 2017


Northwest Territories/Nunavut
  • Back River volcanic complex
Northern British Columbia
Southern British Columbia
  • Mount Boucherie
  • Mount Cayley massif See also Mount Cayley volcanic field.
  • Mount Garibaldi
  • Mount Meager massif About 2,400 years ago, it produced the most recent major catastrophic eruption in Canada.
  • Mount Price
  • The Black Tusk
  • Coquihalla Mountain


  • Popocatépetl, just 70 km (43 mi) southeast of Mexico City
  • Colima, in the Free and Sovereign State of Jalisco; designated as a Decade Volcano
  • Nevado de Toluca
  • Pico de Orizaba

United States

  • San Francisco Mountain
New Mexico

South America

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San Vicente in 1994
A view of Acotango from Chungará Lake
Lanín, January 1997



  • Galeras, in the Department of Nariño. Listed as a Decade Volcano.
  • Nevado del Ruiz, in the Department of Tolima. A 1985 eruption created destructive lahar floods which engulfed the nearby town of Armero.




  • Mount Erebus
  • Penguin Island
  • Mount Bird
  • Brown Peak
  • Mount Discovery
  • Mount Vernon Harcourt
  • Mount Melbourne
  • Mount Morning
  • Mount Overlord


Western Asia



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Satellite picture of Mount Ararat


  • Jabal al-Tair, an island volcano within the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen

South Asia


Southeast Asia


Indonesia, Sunda Straits
Volcanic activity at Anak Krakatau
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Ash plume of Mount Pinatubo during the June 1991 eruption



  • Mount Popa in Kyaukpadaung Township, Nyaung-U District


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Mayon Volcano in May 08, 2010
  • Mayon Volcano in Albay, The most active volcano in the Philippines, famous for its perfect symmetrical cone shape.
  • Mount Pinatubo in Zambales. The catastrophic June 1991 eruption, which formed a caldera, later filled by a crater lake, had global environmental effects.
  • Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon
  • Mount Kanlaon and Mount Talinis in Negros
  • Mount Arayat in Pampanga
  • Mount Iriga and Mount Isarog in Camarines Sur
  • Mount Mariveles and Mount Natib in Bataan
  • Mount Malindig in Marinduque
  • Mount Apo in Davao City, Mindanao. Considered a dormant volcano, it is the highest point of the Philippines
  • Mount Makiling in Laguna
  • Mount Banahaw in Quezon is one of the active volcanoes in the Philippines. Its 1730 eruption caused a debris avalanche and crater lake collapse which flooded Sariaya, Quezon.

East Asia

North Korea


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Peak of Mount Fuji
Sakurajima at Sunset
An eruption of Sakurajima in March 2009
Akita Prefecture
  • Mount Akita-Komagatake (part of the volcano lies within Iwate Prefecture)
Aomori Prefecture
  • Hakkōda Mountains
  • Mount Iwaki
Fukushima Prefecture
  • Mount Adatara
  • Mount Azuma-kofuji
  • Mount Bandai
Gunma Prefecture
  • Mount Haruna
  • Mount Aka (Daisetsuzan)
  • Asahi-dake
  • Mount Chienbetsu
  • Mount Chinishibetsu
  • Mount Dokkarimui
  • Mount E
  • Mount Eboshi
  • Mount Eniwa
  • Mount Fuppushi
  • Mount Higashi
  • Mount Iō (Shiretoko)
  • Mount Kamui (Lake Mashū caldera)
  • Mount Koizumi
  • Kojima
  • Mount Kuma
  • Mount Maru (Esan)
  • Mount Minami
  • Mount Nagayama
  • Mount Okkabake
  • Mount Onnebetsu
  • Mount Poromoi
  • Mount Rausu
  • Mount Rishiri
  • Mount Rusha
  • Mount Samakke Nupuri
  • Mount Sashirui
  • Mount Shari
  • Mount Shibetsu
  • Mount Shiretoko
  • Mount Tarumae
  • Mount Tokachi (Daisetsuzan)
  • Mount Unabetsu
  • Mount Usu
  • Mount Yōtei
Iwate Prefecture
  • Mount Iwate
Kagoshima Prefecture
  • Akusekijima
  • Mount Kaimon
  • Kogajajima
  • Kuchinoerabu-jima
  • Nakanoshima
  • Sakurajima, designated as a Decade Volcano
  • Suwanosejima
  • Yokoate-jima
Miyagi Prefecture
  • Mount Funagata
Nagano Prefecture
  • Mount Naeba (peak is shared with Niigata Prefecture)
Nagasaki Prefecture
  • Mount Unzen. Erupted in 1991. Listed as a Decade Volcano
Niigata Prefecture
  • Mount Myōkō
  • Mount Naeba (peak is shared with Nagano Prefecture)
Ōita Prefecture
  • Mount Yufu
Shizuoka Prefecture
  • Mount Fuji (peak is shared with Yamanashi Prefecture) Highest point of the country. Last erupted in 1708
Tochigi Prefecture
  • Mount Nantai
  • Mount Mihara on Izu Ōshima
  • Miyake-jima
Yamagata Prefecture
  • Mount Chōkai (part of the volcano lies within Akita Prefecture)
  • Mount Goshō
Yamanashi Prefecture
  • Mount Fuji (peak is shared with Shizuoka Prefecture)


  • Guishan Island

Northern Asia


Klyuchevskaya Sopka in July 2006


The summit of Snæfellsjökull.
Etna eruption seen from the International Space Station
Etna's 2002 eruption, photographed from the ISS.
Vesuvius from plane
Aerial view of Mount Vesuvius.

Western Europe



  • Mount Etna near Catania in Sicily. Tallest active volcano in Europe. Recently erupted in 2013 and volcanic activity is still ongoing. Listed as a Decade Volcano.
  • Mount Vesuvius, located 09 kilometers (05.6 miles) east of Naples in Campania. Famous for its violent eruption in August 24, A.D. 79. Its last eruption happened in March 1944. Designated a Decade Volcano.
  • Stromboli and Vulcano, two of the Lipari Islands. The former has been continuously erupting for more than two millennia, making it the second most active volcano in Europe.. The latter last erupted in 1890.
  • Alban Hills, located 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Rome in Lazio. Last eruption happened in about 5,000 BC.




  • Didi Abuli
  • Mount Kazbek
  • Mount Samsari
  • Mount Tavkvetili
  • Tsiteli Khati



  • Askja
  • Bárðarbunga. Recently erupted between 2014 to 2015
  • Eldfell and Helgafell in the island of Heimaey
  • Eyjafjallajökull. Erupted in 2010, which caused a major air traffic halts and flight cancellations in Europe and neighboring areas.
  • Hekla
  • Kverkfjöll
  • Snæfellsjökull
  • Öræfajökull


  • Beerenberg in Jan Mayen, the world's northernmost active volcano


Northern Mariana Islands

New Zealand

Papua New Guinea

  • Tavurvur. Recently erupted in 2014.
  • Ulawun, a Decade Volcano
  • Kadovar, which erupted for the first recorded time in 2018

Solomon Islands

  • Kolombangara
  • Nonda (volcano)
  • Tinakula
  • Mount Veve
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