Volcano locations are closely linked to Tectonic plates

As the world’s population grows, more and more people settle in potentially dangerous volcanic areas. Volcanic eruptions continue, as throughout the most of geologic time, posing threats to life and property. Our map shows locations of 1 572 volcanos, complete with info on the volcano name, region where it is located, type, status, etc.

Generally, volcanoes are found in areas where the tectonic plates diverge or converge, so we have decided to put that data on the map as well. Past volcanic eruptions provide the benefit of adding nutrients to the soil through the weathering process of volcanic rocks. Extremely fertile, the soils in volcanic areas assist the growth of plants and various crops, making those areas alluring for settlers.

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