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A closeup of Klyuchevskoy volcano erupting surrounded by a dusting of snow.

Tallest Active Volcano in Eurasia

Caitlin Dempsey

With an elevation of 15,597 feet (4,754 meters) Klyuchevskoy is Eurasia's tallest active volcano.

A view across a valley of a dome volcano on a bright sunny day with a blue sky and some clouds.

Largest Dome Volcano in the World

Caitlin Dempsey

Lassen Peak is the world's largest dome volcano with a height of 10,457 feet (3,187 meters).

How Big Was the Tonga Volcanic Eruption?

Caitlin Dempsey

Tonga was rocked by an undersea volcano eruption on January 15, 2022, which sent shockwaves throughout the planet.

On October 4, 2021 at 1:40 p.m. Western European Time, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station captured this image of the south end of La Palma showing ash plumes rising from the volcano.

Cumbre Vieja Volcano on La Palma Island

Julian Marks

Cumbre Vieja, a volcano on the island of La Palma, erupted again on September 19, 2021.

Subaerial portion of Pūhāhonu. Photo: NOAA, public domain.

Earth’s Largest Shield Volcano

Caitlin Dempsey

Scientists have discovered the Earth's largest volcano using bathymetric and gravity mapping.

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