Largest Eruptions in the Last 10,000 Years,
VEI Greater Than or Equal to 5.

Ever wonder if there has been a big eruption in your country? If there has, it would be on this list. It includes eruptions of VEI equal to or greater than 5 and eruptions with volumes of lava or tephra greater than or equal to 1 cubic kilometer (marked by an *). The volcanoes are grouped by country or region. This list was complied from Volcanoes of the World.

  1. Europe
  2. Africa and Red Sea:
    • No eruptions with VEI greater than or equal to 5 in the last 10,000 years.
  3. Mid-East & Indian Ocean:
    • No eruptions with VEI greater than or equal to 5 in the last 10,000 years.
  4. New Zealand to Fuji
  5. Melanesia and Australia
  6. Indonesia & Andaman Islands
  7. Philippines and Southeast Asia
  8. Japan, Taiwan, Marianas
  9. Kuriles, Kamchatka (Russia), and Mainland Asia
  10. USA
  11. Canada
  12. Mexico and Central America
  13. South America
  14. West Indies:
    • No eruptions with VEI greater than or equal to 5 in the last 10,000 years.
  15. Iceland
  16. Atlantic Ocean
  17. Antarctica and South Sandwich Islands:
    • No eruptions with VEI greater than or equal to 5 in the last 10,000 years.


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