The Volcanoes Catalogue



Parícutin volcano in Mexico erupting in 1943. The Parícutin is the only volcano that has been documented and studied from birth till death.

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Welcome to the catalogue of Earths' volcanoes. Building on the extensive databases of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration this Silk site provides all available info on all known volcanoes - all 1551 of them. Below we have compared the volcanoes based on several features as recorded for the last 10,000 years. Feel free to explore the data to make your own comparisons.


The following volcano data was collected from NOAA:

  • Eruption counts
  • Volcano Explosivity Index
  • Fatalities and damages

All other data was downloaded from the Smithsonian Institution website.

Lets start with size. On the map below the 50 highest volcanoes are plotted. It is clear they are predominantly concentrated in the Andes mountain range of South America.


Page Title
Country
Elevation (m)
Coordinates
Ojos del Salado, NevadosChileArgentina687927.109S68.541W
LlullaillacoChileArgentina673924.72S68.53W
TipasArgentina665827.196S68.561W
Incahuasi, Nevado deChileArgentina663827.033S68.296W
CoropunaPeru637715.52S72.65W
Cóndor, ElArgentina637326.632S68.361W
ParinacotaChileBolivia634818.17S69.15W
ChimborazoEcuador63101.464S78.815W
PularChile623324.188S68.054W
Solo, ElChileArgentina620527.105S68.712W
Nevada, SierraChileArgentina617326.48S68.58W
San PedroChile614521.88S68.4W
AracarArgentina609524.29S67.783W
GuallatiriChile607118.42S69.092W
San JoséChileArgentina607033.789S69.895W
Chachani, NevadoPeru605716.191S71.53W
CopiapóChile605227.3S69.13W
AcamarachiChile604623.3S67.62W
SocompaChileArgentina603124.396S68.246W
TacoraChilePeru598017.72S69.77W
SairecaburChileBolivia597122.72S67.892W
SabancayaPeru596715.78S71.85W
LicancaburChileBolivia591622.83S67.88W
CotopaxiEcuador59110.677S78.436W
MiñiquesChile591023.82S67.77W
Falso AzufreChileArgentina590626.8S68.37W
PutanaChile589022.55S67.85W
OllagüeChileBolivia586821.3S68.18W
TaapacaChile586018.1S69.5W
Cordón de Puntas NegrasChile585223.743S67.534W
Azufre, cerro delChile584621.787S68.237W
Misti, ElPeru582216.294S71.409W
TutupacaPeru581517.025S70.358W
CayambeEcuador57900.029N77.986W
ChiliquesChile577823.58S67.7W
AntisanaEcuador57530.481S78.141W
PeinadoArgentina574126.623S68.116W
LastarriaChileArgentina570625.168S68.507W
Purico ComplexChile570323S67.75W
Orizaba, Pico deMexico567519.03N97.268W
UbinasPeru567216.355S70.903W
TupungatitoChileArgentina566033.425S69.797W
Casiri, NevadosPeru565017.47S69.813W
ColachiChile563123.236S67.645W
GuayaquesChileBolivia559822.895S67.566W
LáscarChile559223.37S67.73W
IslugaChile555019.15S68.83W
YucamanePeru555017.18S70.2W
Pampa LuxsarBolivia554320.85S68.2W
Sara SaraPeru552215.33S73.45W


Where are volcanoes most common? The following chart shows the percentage of volcanoes per continent (off-shore or submarine volcanoes are grouped under "oceanic")



Volcanoes are categorised by type. Explore the images below for more information on the different volcano types.



But which volcanoes are most active? The following volcanoes have erupted 100 times or more during their lifetime. Most of these have had very recent eruptions. 











Plotted on a worldmap, you'll see where the deadliest volcanoes are located.



The list belows shows a distribution of the above volcanoes per country. Indonesia is home to by far the most volcanoes that have caused casualties. 



The following volcanoes have caused the most damages, measured in $ millions for all their known eruptions combined. 



Explore the data to find more ways to catalogue Earth's volcanoes!