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View of the extinct volcano Ashitakayama
View of the extinct volcano Ashitakayama, woodblock print by Hiroshige

List of extinct volcanos includes volcanos which scientists consider unlikely to erupt again. A volcano which has not erupted in the past 10,000 years is extinct.

The extinct volcano no longer has a lava supply. An extinct volcano is no longer near an active geologic hot spot, if it ever was.

Edinburgh Castle in Scotland is located atop an extinct volcano.

Whether a volcano is truly extinct is often difficult to determine. A caldera that has not produced an eruption in tens of thousands of years is likely to be considered inactive.

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Volcanologists sometimes can't tell whether a volcano is extinct or dormant. There are many examples of extinct volcanoes.

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