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Volcanoes in the United States

There are more volcanoes in America and Canada than most people realize. If you count all types: dormant, active, inactive, and extinct, the list of volcanoes in the United States is actually pretty long. A volcano is a rip in the earth's crust typically found along the ridges where tectonic plates converge and diverge. Most volcanoes in North America are located along the west coast along the intersection of the Pacific plate and continental North American tectonic plate. Mount St. Helens (which famously erupted in 1980) and Mount Rainier are the most well-known North American volcanoes– both are active and located in Washington state, but there are many more active volcanoes up in Alaska and down in Hawaii.

No list of volcanoes in the U.S. would be complete without a mention of the Yellowstone Caldera, a supervolcano that is a popular location for doomsday theorists as it could effectively destroy the USA if it ever went off. Fortunately for North American residents, volcanoes can remain dormant for eons. The Yellowstone Caldera hasn't erupted for 640,000 years, which would qualify it to be added to the list of extinct volcanoes. 

What are the volcanoes in the United States? Take a look here and you'll see for yourself.

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    Kilauea Hawaii, USA Last Erupted in: 2010

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    Mount Redoubt North America Last Erupted in: 2009

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    Umnak, Alaska, USA Last Erupted in: 2008

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    Mount Cleveland North America Last Erupted in: 2008

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    Washington, USA Last Erupted in: 2008

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    Kasatochi Island Aleutian Islands, Alaska, USA Last Erupted in: 2008

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    Mount Pavlof North America Last Erupted in: 2007

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    Lōʻihi Seamount Hawaii, USA Last Erupted in: 2007

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    Anatahan Pacific Ocean Last Erupted in: 2006

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    Mount Veniaminof North America Last Erupted in: 2006

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    Fourpeaked Last Erupted in: 2006

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    Korovin Volcano Last Erupted in: 2006

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    Mount Augustine Maryland, USA Last Erupted in: 2005

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    Mount Shishaldin North America Last Erupted in: 2004

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    Northwest Rota-1 Last Erupted in: 2004

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    Ahyi Last Erupted in: 2001

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    Mount Wrangell North America Last Erupted in: 1999

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    Mount Chiginagak North America Last Erupted in: 1998

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    Mount Amukta Amukta, Alaska, USA Last Erupted in: 1997

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    Gorda Ridge Last Erupted in: 1996

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    Mount Akutan Akutan Island, Alaska, USA Last Erupted in: 1996

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    Mount Makushin Last Erupted in: 1995

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    Mount Kanaga Kanaga Island, Alaska, USA Last Erupted in: 1995

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    Pagan Northern Mariana Islands Last Erupted in: 1993

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    Mount Seguam Seguam Island, Alaska, USA Last Erupted in: 1993

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    North America Last Erupted in: 1992

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    Bogoslof Island Aleutian Islands, Alaska, USA Last Erupted in: 1992

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    Mount Westdahl Unimak Island, Alaska, USA Last Erupted in: 1992

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    Mount Kiska Last Erupted in: 1990

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    Gareloi Volcano Alaska, USA Last Erupted in: 1989

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    Supply Reef Northern Mariana Islands Last Erupted in: 1989

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    Mount Kupreanof Alaska, USA Last Erupted in: 1987

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    Mount Semisopochnoi Last Erupted in: 1987

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    Mount Carlisle Carlisle Island Last Erupted in: 1987

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    Mauna Loa Hawaiian Islands, Kingdom of Hawaii Last Erupted in: 1984

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    Ukinrek Maars Becharof National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, USA Last Erupted in: 1977

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    Trident Volcano Last Erupted in: 1975

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    Great Sitkin Last Erupted in: 1974

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    Farallon de Pajaros Mariana Islands Last Erupted in: 1967

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    Mount Vsevidof North America Last Erupted in: 1957

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    Mount Martin Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska, USA Last Erupted in: 1953

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    Mount Yunaska Last Erupted in: 1937

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    Mount Aniakchak Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, Alaska, USA Last Erupted in: 1931

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    Mount Kagamil Last Erupted in: 1929

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    Lassen Peak California, USA Last Erupted in: 1917

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    Lassen Volcanic Center Last Erupted in: 1917

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    Mount Tanaga Last Erupted in: 1914

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    Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska, USA Last Erupted in: 1912

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    Mount Katmai Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska, USA Last Erupted in: 1912

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    Alamagan Northern Mariana Islands Last Erupted in: 1887

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