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Top 10 Countries with the Most Volcanoes

We made a list of the countries with the most volcanoes. How many can you name?
Volcanoes above sea level that have erupted since 1 A.D.
According to Wikipedia. Information may not be 100% accurate
Includes overseas territories of countries
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Last updated: July 24, 2019
First submittedFebruary 7, 2017
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Country
79
Indonesia
76
United States
62
Japan
60
Russia
45
Chile
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Country
27
Iceland
23
Ecuador
22
Philippines
22
Papua New Guinea
19
Portugal
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level 76
Feb 8, 2017
There was no 0 AD, so I assume you mean since 1 BC.
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level 86
Feb 8, 2017
Or since 1 AD. Lol
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level ∞
Feb 8, 2017
Changed to 1 A.D.
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level 50
Jun 11, 2017
You should use CE, AD is discriminatory to us non-Christians
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level 59
Oct 2, 2017
just live with it....
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level 58
Nov 30, 2019
@PeppaPig CE also stands for 'Christian era'. ;D
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level 62
Nov 30, 2019
CE stands for "common era," not "Christian era," but it's really a stretch to call "BC" and "AD" discriminatory. I cannot imagine any way that it has a discriminatory effect, and, more significantly, the year is counted from when Jesus was supposed to have been born. Yes, I know the count is off by six or seven years, but the intention was to count from Jesus's birth. Otherwise you're suggesting that at some random point in history, we just decided to switch from counting down to 1 to counting up from 1. The event that marks the switch is Jesus's birth. So, Christian or not, it's BC and AD. And for the record, I'm not Christian, nor I am a particular fan of Christianity's influence over our culture.
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level 61
Nov 30, 2019
I mean, calling it CE and BCE doesn't really change the fact that the way we count our years is entirely based around Jesus's birth. Unless you want live in Nepal's 2077 or Ethiopia's 2009 I guess
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level 58
Dec 1, 2019
@jmellor13 CE also stands for Christian era, according to the Oxford Dictionary of English.
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level 78
Feb 8, 2017
I only count 18 above sea level on the wikipedia page for Portugal, which still seems much for the Azores alone.
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level ∞
Feb 8, 2017
It looks like I forgot to remove the seamounts. I counted 19, so changed the hint to that. It does seem like a lot.
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level 40
Jun 9, 2017
Cheated off this comment. :)
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level 67
Jun 15, 2018
Azores volcanoes: Flores, Corvo, Graciosa, Sao Jorge, Pico, Faial, Don Joao de Castro Bank (underwater), Sete Cidades, Picos Volcanic System, Furnas, Agua de Pau. Not including the Bank, that's only 10. What other territories does Portugal have? The only other one I can find is Madeira.
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level 60
Feb 8, 2017
I literally looked for this quiz the day before you put it out!
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level 67
Feb 8, 2017
Guatemala has 37 volcanoes ...
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level ∞
Feb 8, 2017
Then some of them haven't erupted in the last 2,000 years, are below sea level, or are not on Wikipedia.
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level 47
Feb 8, 2017
9 have erupted in the last 2000 years plus the 12 "Holocene". Honestly don't know what that word means even after looking at Google's definition. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_volcanoes_in_Guatemala)
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level ∞
Feb 9, 2017
There you have it. The Holocene is the current geological epoch that started approximately 11,700 years ago.
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level 52
Feb 8, 2017
There are also 24 in New Zealand, but only 3 have erupted since 1 CE
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level 67
Jun 15, 2018
Okataina, Ruapehu, Tongariro, White Island, Raoul Island? All have erupted since at least 1880, and the last four have all erupted since 2000.
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level 72
Feb 10, 2017
There are 50 volcanoes in the city of Auckland, New Zealand, alone.
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level 77
Feb 10, 2017
Was surprised not to see New Zealand on here.
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level 74
Feb 13, 2017
Not as active as elsewhere apparently
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level ∞
Feb 17, 2017
If those are active volcanos, they should have built the city somewhere else!
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level 40
Mar 30, 2017
Definitely, Glad I live in Palmerston North!
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level 62
Jun 10, 2017
You quite possibly may be the only one.
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level 66
Jun 11, 2017
Red hot lava burn.
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level 55
Jun 9, 2017
They found the wrong thing to collect! ;-)
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level 40
Jun 11, 2017
T-T
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level 67
Jun 15, 2018
Those are all part of the same volcanic system - the Auckland volcanic field. They all came from the same magma chamber.
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level 62
Feb 17, 2017
Too much time given. Suggest lowering to 2:30 or 3:00.
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level ∞
Feb 17, 2017
Done
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level 48
Jun 9, 2017
How many are there in Mordor or is it just Mount Doom?
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level 23
Oct 16, 2017
Yep, would never have guessed Portugal. The rest are fairly obvious though (in hindsight).
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level 71
Apr 13, 2018
Me neither. But then again Portugal is rarely the answer to anything.
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level 74
Jul 29, 2018
I know about Portuguese islands but I'd never remember them for this quiz without the hint. There aren't that many countries with overseas territories.
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level 61
Nov 15, 2017
Where are located all these portuguese volcanoes?
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level 41
Mar 18, 2018
Hardest Quiz Ever.
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level 79
Oct 10, 2018
They don't call it the Ring of Fire for nothin'! . . . plus Iceland and Portugal.
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level 58
Nov 30, 2019
Completely forgot about the Azores!
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level 26
Nov 30, 2019
New Zealand certainly has more than 19 volcanoes
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level ∞
Nov 30, 2019
Why don't you go to Wikipedia and count them? Because I did.
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level 48
Dec 2, 2019
Yup, 20 volcanoes, all erupted after 1 AD.
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level ∞
Dec 2, 2019
Sorry, there are only 18. New Zealand does not own any part of Antarctica.
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level 38
Nov 30, 2019
How does Portugal even have 19 volcanos, like Azores really be explodin'