Some of the most famous volcanoes are Mount Vesuvius in Italy, Mount Fuji in Japan, Mount Saint Helens in the state of Washington, and Kilauea in Hawaii. Some have been quiet for centuries, but others have erupted in 201... More »

Kilauea is a Hawaiian shield volcano that began its latest eruption in 1983 and hasn't stopped. It is found on the southeastern side of Mauna Loa on the Big Island. The eruptions continue at the volcano's Pu`u O`o cinder... More »

Famous composite volcanoes include Mount Fuji in Japan, Mount Cotopaxi in Ecuador, Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen in California, Mount Hood in Oregon, Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier in Washington, Mount Pinatubo in th... More »

Mount Fuji and Mount Ranier are both names of dormant volcanoes. Dormant volcanoes are those that have not recently erupted but are still expected to at some point in time. More »

Some of the most well known cinder cone volcanoes in the world include Mauna Kea in Hawaii and Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy. Cinder cone volcanoes are the most common form of volcano in the world. More »

Names of some of the world's most famous volcanoes include Mount Vesuvius, Krakatoa, Mount St. Helens and Mount Tambora. While some of these volcanoes are known to be dangerous, as of 2015 some have not been active for o... More »

Mount Kilauea on the Big Island of Hawaii is a shield volcano. Its continuous lava flow since 1983 is a defining characteristic of a shield volcano. More »