Which is the most active volcano in the world? Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii island comes first in the list of most active volcanoes followed by Mount Etna in Italy.
The article aims to talk about the volcanoes in the world that form an important part of the general awareness section of various competitive exams.
Aspirants of Government exams such as SSC, RRB, Bank, etc. must carefully go through the list of largest volcanoes in the world as general awareness is a part of most of these examinations.
Candidates will know about the largest volcanoes in the world, the most active volcano in the world, biggest and smallest volcanoes in the world and more.
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List of Largest Volcanoes In the World
Candidates can go through the list of largest volcanoes in the world that also highlights the location and heights of the volcanoes along with prominent features of various volcanoes in the world.
|Largest Volcanoes In the World|
|Volcanoes in the World||Location & Feature||Metres||Feet|
|Mauna Loa||Hawaii, U.S.A||9170||30085|
|Teide||Canary Islands, Spain||7500||24606|
|Piton des Neiges||Reunion, France||7071||23199|
|Ojos del Salado||Argentina/Chile – Highest active volcano on Earth||6893||22615|
|Llullaillaco||Argentina/Chile – Second highest active volcano on Earth||6739||22110|
|Nevado Sajama||Bolivia – The highest peak of Bolivia||6542||21463|
|Chimborazo||Ecuador – Farthest point from Earth’s centre||6267||20561|
|Cotopaxi||Ecuador – Second highest in Ecuador||5897||19347|
|Kilimanjaro||Tanzania – Highest volcano outside South America; the highest peak in Africa||5895||19341|
|Cayambe||Ecuador – Third highest in Ecuador||5790||18996|
|Mount Elbrus||Russia – Highest volcano in Eurasia; the highest peak in Russia||5642||18510|
|Pico de Orizaba||Mexico – Highest volcano in North America; the highest peak in Mexico||5636||18491|
|Mount Damavand||Iran – Highest volcano within Asia; the highest peak in Iran||5610||18406|
|Popocatépetl||Mexico – Second highest volcano in North America||5426||17802|
|Iztaccíhuatl||Mexico – Third highest volcano in North America||5230||17159|
|Mount Kenya||Kenya – Second highest volcano in Africa; the highest mountain in Kenya||5199||17057|
|Mount Ararat||Turkey/Armenia – The highest mountain in Turkey||5137||16854|
|Mount Kazbek||Georgia – Highest volcano in Georgia||5047||16558|
|Mount Bona||Alaska – highest volcano in the United States||5005||16421|
|Klyuchevskaya Sopka||The Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia – highest active in Eurasia; the highest mountain in Siberia||4750||15584|
|Mount Karisimbi||Rwanda/Democratic Republic of Congo – highest mountain in Rwanda||4507||14787|
|Mount Rainier||Washington – highest volcano in the contiguous United States||4392||14409|
|Mount Giluwe||Papua New Guinea – highest volcano in Australasia and Pacific islands||4368||14331|
|Volcán Tajumulco||Guatemala – highest mountain in Central America||4220||13845|
|Mauna Kea||Hawaii, United States – World’s tallest mountain from base to summit||4205||13796|
|Mount Sidley||Antarctica – Highest volcano in Antarctica||4181||13717|
|Mount Cameroon||Cameroon – highest mountain in Cameroon||4095||13435|
|Mount Aragats||Armenia – highest mountain in Armenia||4095||13435|
|Mount Kerinci||Sumatra, Indonesia – Highest volcano in Indonesia; the highest mountain in Sumatra||3805||12484|
|Mount Fuji||Chūbu Region, Honshū – highest mountain in Japan||3776||12388|
|Mount Rinjani||Lombok, Indonesia – Second-highest volcano in Indonesia||3726||12224|
|Teide||Tenerife, Canary Islands – the highest peak in the Atlantic Islands and Spain||3718||12198|
|Semeru||Java, Indonesia – highest mountain in Java||3676||12060|
|Emi Koussi||Chad – the highest mountain in Chad & the Sahara||3415||11204|
|Mount Etna||Sicily – active; highest volcano in Western Europe; the highest peak in Italy south of the Alps||3329||10922|
|Haleakalā||Maui, Hawaii – the highest peak of Maui||3055||10023|
|Mount Agung||Bali, Indonesia – highest mountain in Bali||3031||9944|
|Pico Basilé||Bioko, Equatorial Guinea – the highest mountain in Equatorial Guinea||3011||9879|
|Mount Zuqualla||Oromia Region – highest volcano in Ethiopia||2989||9806|
|Mount Apo||Mindanao – highest mountain in the Philippines||2954||9692|
|Mount Shishaldin (Sisquk)||Unimak Island, Alaska – highest mountain in the Aleutian Islands||2857||9373|
|Mount Ruapehu||North Island – highest volcano in New Zealand||2797||9177|
|Mawson Peak||Heard Island – the highest mountain in Australia||2745||9006|
|Pico||Azores – highest mountain in Portugal||2351||7713|
|Beerenberg||Jan Mayen, Norway – highest volcano in Norway||2277||7470|
|Taal Volcano||Batangas, Philippines – – Smallest volcano on earth||311||1020|
|Pali-Aike volcanic field||Argentina–Chile border region||180||591|
Reference – Wikipedia [wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_volcanoes_by_elevation]
Like the largest volcanoes, there are about 1500 active volcanoes on earth and most of these are along the Pacific Ring of Fire, Pacific Ocean. Candidates can go through the list of Highest Mountains in the world.
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Sample Questions – Volcanoes in the World For General Awareness
Understanding the relevance of the volcanoes in the world for competitive exams is important for better preparation for which it is important to know the types of questions asked in the examination based on it.
Given below are sample questions asked in the general awareness section of competitive exams.
Q.1. Which is the Largest Active volcano in the world?
- Mauna Loa
- Ojas Del Salado
- Mount Fuji
Q.2. Which is the smallest active volcano in the world?
- Ana volcano
- Taal volcano
Q.3. World’s hottest volcano in terms of energy radiated?
Q.4. The volcano with the highest summit elevation is?
- Mount Agung
- Ojos del Salado
Q.5. Which is the oldest volcano in the world?
- Mauna Kea
- Pichu Pichu
Apart from the sample questions given above, candidates can check Previous Year Question Papers with solution PDF to understand the type of questions asked in the general awareness section of these examinations.
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