How many volcanoes are there in the United States??

Good question!  (I’m looking at you Mr. Jindal…)

Here’s a list compiled a few years back from Volcanoes of North America: United States and Canada, by Wood and Kienle.  They list all volcanoes that are younger that 5 million years old and are morphologically distinct.  If your state is not listed it probably means there are no volcanoes there or they are the remnants of something older than 5 million years!  (let the floods commence)

According to them, there are about 262 volcanoes and volcanic fields in North America.

Location Number of Volcanoes

Canada* 21
USA* 241
Alaska* 108
Arizona* 9
California* 24
Colorado* 1
Idaho* 6
Hawai’i* 19
Nevada* 7
New Mexico* 16
Oregon* 34
Utah* 6
Washington* 9
Wyoming* 2

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2 Responses to How many volcanoes are there in the United States??

  1. laquires Wilson says:

    there are 241 volcanoes in the USA

  2. Audrey Blaylock says:

    how many active volcanoes are there in the united states?

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