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How many active volcanoes are in the world?

There are approximately 1,500 active volcanoes worldwide.

A volcano is considered active if it has erupted in the last 10,000 years. Over 75% of the world's volcanoes and most active volcanoes are located in the Pacific Ring of Fire.


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