List of active volcanoes includes volcanoes which are erupting, or have erupted in modern times. Many volcanos have erupted dozens of times in the past few thousand years, but are not erupting at this moment. Some scientists consider a volcano active if it has erupted in the Holocene (historic times) period.
Most volcanoes live many thousands of years and erupt many times. However, most do not erupt even once in a human lifespan. Signs of unrest such as unusual earthquake activity or significant new gas emissions are signs that a volcano is active. An example of an active volcano is Mount St. Helens in the United States (US).
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There are active volcanoes in every part of the world. There are about 1,500 active volcanoes, many in the region of the Pacific Ocean.
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- Barren Island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India
- Erta Ale, Ethiopia
- Fuego, Guatemala
- Heard Island and McDonald Islands in Antarctica
- Kilauea, Hawaii
- Lakagigar in Iceland
- La Palma in the Canary Islands
- Loihi, Hawaii
- Mount Erebus in Antarctica
- Mount Etna in Italy
- Soufrière Hills on the Caribbean island of Montserrat
- Stromboli in Italy
- Teide in Spain (Canary Islands)
- Vesuvius in Italy
- Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai
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