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What volcanoes have erupted recently?

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Volcanoes that have erupted within the last decade include Bulusan in the Phillippines and Copahue, which is near the border of Chile and Argentina. Some volcanoes, such as Kilauea in Hawaii and Mount Etna in Italy, have been erupting more or less continuously for decades.

There are about 1,500 active volcanoes worldwide, but not all of them are erupting. Some indicate that they are active by gas emissions or by unusual seismic activity. In cooperation with the United States Geological Survey's Volcanic Hazards Program, the Smithsonian Institute's Global Volcanism Program distributes a weekly report which provides notices on volcanic activity around the world.


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