List of extinct volcanoes
Volcanologists sometimes can't tell whether a volcano is extinct or dormant. Whether a volcano is truly extinct is often difficult to determine. A caldera that has not produced an eruption in tens of thousands of years is likely to be considered inactive. Sometimes a volcano that has been quiet that long surprises people by erupting.
There are many examples of extinct volcanoes.
- Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in Scotland.
- Hawaiian–Emperor seamount chain in the northern Pacific Ocean
- Mount Kulal in Kenya
- Huascarán in Peru
- Kyushu-Palau Ridge in the Philippine Sea
- Mount Buninyong in Australia
- Chimborazo in Ecuador
- Tamu Massif in the Northwest Pacific Ocean
- Waw an-Namus in Lybia
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- The plural of volcano can be either volcanos or volcanoes. Both are equally correct, and it is not a matter of British vs US spelling. Oxford English Dictionary. Spelling in any particular Simple page tries to be consistent.
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