Where can most of the world’s volcanoes be found? – 2017

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Where can most of the world’s volcanoes be found?

The Pacific Ring of Fire

This burning ring of fire isn’t a ring. The Pacific Ring of Fire actually spans 25,000 miles in a rough horseshoe shape around the Pacific Ocean. About 75 percent of all active volcanoes in the world can be found here. Source: National Geographic

The most active volcanoes in the world. Kilauea volcano on Hawaii is the world’s most active volcano, followed by Etna in Italy and Piton de la Fournaise on La Réunion island.

Many of the world’s active volcanoes are located around the edges of the Pacific Ocean: the West Coast of the Americas; the East Coast of Siberia, Japan, the Philippines, and Indonesia; and in island chains from New Guinea to New Zealand–the so-called “Ring of Fire” .

The International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior has named Mount Merapi as a Decade Volcano since 1995 because of its high volcanic activity. In 2012, Indonesia has 127 active volcanoes with about 5 million people have activities within the danger zone.

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