Where Are Most Volcanoes Located?


Most volcanoes are located around the Pacific Ocean. The area where these volcanoes are located is known as the Ring of Fire. This area has tectonic plates crashing into each other, except in Hawaii.
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hawaii. Actually, there are 130 volcanoes in Alaska, there are only 5 in Hawaii. As for actively erupting lava, yes, Hawaii has the most, but in sheer numbers, Alaska has the most.
Most volcanoes occur near the edges of tectonic plates, the massive rock slabs that
C) At divergent plate boundaries. Volcanoes aren't located directly above convergent boundaries for the most part. They are located above the location where the subducting plate melts
We've only found 1 andesitic volcano, occur above subduction zones, & it's Mount Merapi in Indonesia. report this answer. Updated on Thursday, February 02 2012 at 11:16AM EST.
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Although there are volcanoes all over the world, most of them are located in an area of the Pacific Ocean called the Ring of Fire. In this area, several tectonic plates converge, producing a very large number of active volcanoes.
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