Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to commonly asked questions about Holocene volcanoes and their eruptions based on data from Volcanoes of the World, v. 4.7.1.

List of Questions

How many active volcanoes are there?

Has volcanic activity been increasing?

What was erupting in the year...?

What is a volcano?

What is the world's highest volcano?

How do scientists forecast eruptions?

What volcanoes are the most noteworthy?

Why doesn't GVP post alert levels?

Global Volcanism Program, 2013. Volcanoes of the World, v. 4.7.1. Venzke, E (ed.). Smithsonian Institution. Downloaded 22 Jul 2018.