Volcanoes Volcanoes in the United States  

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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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Kīlauea is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Kīlauea Hawaii, USA

Last Erupted in: 2018

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Mount Redoubt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Mount Redoubt North America
Last Erupted in: 2009

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Mount Okmok is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Umnak, Alaska, USA
Last Erupted in: 2008

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Mount Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Mount Cleveland North America
Last Erupted in: 2008

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Mount St. Helens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Washington, USA
Last Erupted in: 2008

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Kasatochi Island is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Kasatochi Island Aleutian Islands, Alaska, USA
Last Erupted in: 2008

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Mount Pavlof is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Mount Pavlof North America
Last Erupted in: 2007

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Lōʻihi Seamount is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Lōʻihi Seamount Hawaii, USA
Last Erupted in: 2007

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Anatahan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Anatahan Pacific Ocean
Last Erupted in: 2006

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Mount Veniaminof is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Mount Veniaminof North America
Last Erupted in: 2006

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Fourpeaked is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Fourpeaked
Last Erupted in: 2006

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Korovin Volcano is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Korovin Volcano
Last Erupted in: 2006

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Mount Augustine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Mount Augustine Maryland, USA
Last Erupted in: 2005

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Mount Shishaldin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Mount Shishaldin North America
Last Erupted in: 2004

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Northwest Rota-1 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Northwest Rota-1
Last Erupted in: 2004

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Ahyi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Ahyi
Last Erupted in: 2001

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Mount Wrangell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Mount Wrangell North America
Last Erupted in: 1999

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Mount Chiginagak is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Mount Chiginagak North America
Last Erupted in: 1998

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Mount Amukta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Amukta, Alaska, USA
Last Erupted in: 1997

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Gorda Ridge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Gorda Ridge
Last Erupted in: 1996

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Mount Akutan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Mount Akutan Akutan Island, Alaska, USA
Last Erupted in: 1996

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Mount Makushin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Mount Makushin
Last Erupted in: 1995

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Mount Kanaga is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Mount Kanaga Kanaga Island, Alaska, USA
Last Erupted in: 1995

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Pagan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Pagan Northern Mariana Islands
Last Erupted in: 1993

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Mount Seguam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Volcanoes in the United States
Mount Seguam Seguam Island, Alaska, USA
Last Erupted in: 1993