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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to commonly asked questions about Holocene volcanoes and their eruptions based on data from Volcanoes of the World, v. 4.8.0.

List of Questions

What volcanoes have the most people living nearby?

What volcanoes have had the longest eruptions?

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?

What Holocene volcanoes are in areas with a UNESCO classification?

Global Volcanism Program, 2013. Volcanoes of the World, v. 4.8.0. Venzke, E (ed.). Smithsonian Institution. Downloaded 21 May 2019. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.VOTW4-2013