Are the volcanoes in Greenland the most active of anywhere in the world?



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    No, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), Kilauea in Hawaii and Stomboli in Italy are the most active volcanos in the world in terms of most eruptions.  However, Kilauea, Mt Etna (Italy), Piton de la Fournaise (Réunion), and Nyamuragira, (D.R. Congo) produce the most lava. 

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    I found several different stats, but if you define “most active” as the volcanoes that have been actively erupting the longest, then the most active is Mount Yasur on the island nation of Vanuatu. Reportedly, it was the glow of the erupting volcano that lured Captain James Cook to the island in 1774. After Mount Yasur, Mount Etna in Italy, the Stromboli volcano in Italy, the Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala, and the Sangay volcano in Ecuador are the most active.

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    There are no active volcanoes in Greenland. None. The questioner probably means Iceland.

    You will find all over the internet statements that “volcanoes under Greenland are melting the ice” from beneath or otherwise. These are bogus. The ice of Greenland’s tidewater glaciers is melting from beneath because oceanic water is warmer – not because of glacial eruptions.

    You can also find all over the internet things about sub-sea volcanoes in the Arctic Ocean. These are also bogus; the things in question are black smokers, not volcanoes. Black smokers are hydrothermal (hot water) vents along mid-ocean ridges, which exist in the Arctic; volcanoes are rather different.

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