Which countries have the most volcanoes?
This list shows the 20 countries with the most volcanoes that have erupted during the last 12,000 years, though Holocene volcanoes can be found in 78 different countries (plus Antarctica). Totals include various categories of overseas territories, not simply "mainland" locations. Volcanoes that are along a national boundary or are otherwise claimed by more than one country are included in the count for each. Although GVP tries to be consistent with data from official national agencies, there may be some minor differences due to varying criteria or other reasons. All data are current as of 17 March 2022. There is also a full list of countries with Holocene volcanoes.
|Currently Erupting (17 March 2022)|
|1. United States||161||63||42||Kilauea, Pavlof, Great Sitkin, Semisopochnoi|
|2. Japan||122||62||43||Aira, Suwanosejima|
|3. Indonesia||121||74||58||Merapi, Lewotolok, Karangetang, Semeru, Ibu, Dukono|
|4. Russia||117||49||33||Karymsky, Bezymianny, Sheveluch|
|5. Chile||92||34||19||Nevados de Chillan, Villarrica|
|6. Ethiopia||53||10||5||Erta Ale|
|7. Papua New Guinea||47||20||15||Kadovar, Langila, Manam, Bagana|
|11. Ecuador||35||17||11||Wolf, Sangay, Reventador|
|13. New Zealand||25||9||8|
|15. Guatemala||23||7||5||Fuego, Santa Maria|
|18. El Salvador||20||5||3|
Global Volcanism Program, 2013. Volcanoes of the World, v. 4.10.6 (24 Mar 2022). Venzke, E (ed.). Smithsonian Institution. Downloaded 18 May 2022. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.VOTW4-2013.