Synonyms of 'Volcanoes'
Antisanaa volcano in N central Ecuador, in the Andes. Height: 5756 m (18 885 ft) Apothe highest mountain in the Philippines, on SE Mindanao: active volcano with three peaks. Height: 2954 m (9690 ft) Askjaa volcano in E central Iceland: active in 1961; largest crater in Iceland. Height: 1510 m (4954 ft). Area of crater: 88 sq km (34 sq miles) Cameroonan active volcano in W Cameroon: the highest peak on the West African coast. Height: 4070 m (13 352 ft) Chimborazoan extinct volcano in central Ecuador, in the Andes: the highest peak in Ecuador. Height: 6267 m (20 561 ft) Citlaltépetla volcano in SE Mexico, in central Veracruz state: the highest peak in the country. Height: 5636 m (18 492 ft), though this is disputed between different sources Corcovadoa volcano in S Chile, in the Andes. Height: 2300 m (7546 ft) Cotopaxia volcano in central Ecuador, in the Andes: the world's highest active volcano Height: 5896 m (19 344 ft) EgmontElgonMountextinct volcano on the Kenyan-Ugandan border: 14,178 ft (4,321 m): crater, 5 mi (8 km) wide El Mistia volcano in S Peru, in the Andes. Height: 5852 m (19 199 ft) Erciyas DagiErebusEtnaFujiMountdormant volcano on Honshu island, Japan, southwest of Tokyo: highest peak in Japan: 12,388 ft (3,776 m) Haleakalaa volcano in Hawaii, on E Maui island. Height: 3057 m (10 032 ft). Area of crater: 49 sq km (19 sq miles). Depth of crater: 829 m (2720 ft) Heklaa volcano in SW Iceland: several craters, subject to fairly frequent eruptions in recent times. Height: 1491 m (4892 ft) HelgafellHuascarán or Huascánan extinct volcano in W Peru, in the Peruvian Andes: the highest peak in Peru; avalanche in 1962 killed over 3000 people. Height: 6768 m (22 205 ft) Iliamnaa volcano in SW Alaska, northwest of Iliamna Lake. Height: 3076 m (10 092 ft) Ixtaccihuatl or Iztaccihuatla dormant volcano in central Mexico, southeast of Mexico City. Height: (central peak) 5286 m (17 342 ft) KatmaiKazbekKenyaKilaueaa crater on the E side of Mauna Loa volcano, on SE Hawaii island: the world's largest active crater. Height: 1247 m (4090 ft). Width: 3 km (2 miles) Krakatoa or Krakataua volcanic island in Indonesia, in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra: partially destroyed by its eruption in 1883, the greatest in recorded history. Further eruptions 44 years later formed a new island, Anak Krakatau ("Child of Krakatau") Lassen Peaka volcano in S California, in the S Cascade Range. An area of 416 sq km (161 sq miles) was established as Lassen Volcanic National Park in 1916. Height: 3187 m (10 457 ft) LlaimaMauna Keaan extinct volcano in Hawaii, on N central Hawaii island: the highest island mountain in the world. Height: 4206 m (13 799 ft) Mauna Loaan active volcano in Hawaii, on S central Hawaii island. Height: 4171 m (13 684 ft) Mayona volcano in the Philippines, on SE Luzon: Height: 2421 m (7943 ft) Mount St. HelensNevado de Colimaa volcano in SW Mexico, in Jalisco state. Height: 4339 m (14 235 ft) Nevado de Tolucaa volcano in central Mexico, in Mexico state near Toluca: crater partly filled by a lake. Height: 4577 m (15 017 ft) Paricutína volcano in W central Mexico, in Michoacán state, formed in 1943 after a week of earth tremors; grew to a height of 2500 m (8200 ft) in a year and buried the village of Paricutín PeléePopocatépetla volcano in SE central Mexico, southeast of Mexico City. Height: 5452 m (17 887 ft) Santa Mariaan active volcano in SW Guatemala. Height: 3768 m (12 362 ft) Semeru or Semeroea volcano in Indonesia: the highest peak in Java. Height: 3676 m (12 060 ft) Soufrièrea volcano in the Caribbean, on N St Vincent: erupted in 1902, killing about 2000 people. Height: 1234 m (4048 ft) Strombolian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, in the Lipari Islands off the N coast of Sicily: famous for its active volcano, 927 m (3040 ft) high SuribachiTaalan active volcano in the Philippines, on S Luzon on an island in the centre of Lake Taal. Height: 300 m (984 ft). Area of lake: 243 sq km (94 sq miles) Tamboraa volcano in Indonesia, on N Sumbawa: violent eruption of 1815 reduced its height from about 4000 m (13 000 ft) to 2850 m (9400 ft) Teide or TeydeˈPico deTeide Tolimaa volcano in W Colombia, in the Andes. Height: 5215 m (17 110 ft) Tristan da CunhaTungurahuaVesuviusa volcano in SW Italy, on the Bay of Naples: first recorded eruption in 79 ad, which destroyed Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae; numerous eruptions since then. Average height: 1220 m (4003 ft) ▷ See volcano
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