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.
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!