How many active volcanoes are there in the world?
There are a total of 550 active volcanoes recorded in history. This is according to the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian’â„¢s National Museum of Natural History. This number does not include the number of active volcanoes found in the deep sea. At present there are 20 volcanoes that are erupting each day, and each year in the 1990s 50 to 70 volcanoes have erupted.