Volcano Watch: Volcanoes in Canada, eh?

  • At left, a map of select recent volcanoes and volcanic areas in Canada (volcano location data from: Global GIS: volcanoes of the world; volcano basic data. [Shapefile]. American Geological Institute. Retrieved from https://earthworks.stanford.edu/catalog/harvard-glb-volc). Right top, Eve Cone, a cinder cone in the Mount Edziza Volcanic Field in Northern British Columbia, Canada (photo courtesy Ben Edwards, Dickinson College). Right bottom, a cinder cone formed in 2018 at Fissure 22 of Kilauea's 2018 eruption, appearing almost identical to Eve Cone despite the very different locations of the two cones (USGS photo).

Happy late Canada Day/Bonne Fête du Canada! While some past “Volcano Watch” articles have had a July 4 theme for the U.S., this year we’re taking the opportunity to ensure readers know that our neighbors to the north have volcanoes, too — including potentially active ones.