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Table 2 Regional breakdown of QEAR volcanoes and eruptions in LaMEVE

From: Characterisation of the Quaternary eruption record: analysis of the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database

Number of QEAR volcanoes Number of Quaternary eruptions Eruptions/QEAR volcanoes
Region QEAR volcanoes % Region Eruptions % Region Eruptions/ QEAR volcanoes
Japan, Taiwan, Marianas 108 23.1 Japan, Taiwan, Marianas 730 38.9 New Zealand to Fiji 7.1
South America 65 13.9 South America 173 9.2 Atlantic Ocean 6.8
Mexico & Central America 52 11.1 Kamchatka & Mainland Asia 150 8.0 Japan, Taiwan, Marianas 6.8
N. America inc. Alaska 49 10.5 Mexico & Central America 142 7.6 Europe (Mediterranean and W.Asia) 5.4
Kamchatka and Mainland Asia 31 6.6 Europe (Mediterranean and W.Asia) 125 6.7 Iceland and Arctic Ocean 5.2
Indonesia 24 5.1 N. America inc. Alaska 119 6.3 Kamchatka & Mainland Asia 4.8
Africa and Red Sea 23 4.9 New Zealand to Fiji 114 6.1 West Indies 3.9
Europe (Mediterranean and W.Asia) 23 4.9 Iceland and Arctic Ocean 57 3.0 Hawaii and Pacific Ocean 3
Melanesia and Australia 18 3.8 Indonesia 51 2.7 Mexico & Central America 2.7
New Zealand to Fiji 16 3.4 Melanesia and Australia 44 2.3 South America 2.7
Kuril Islands 15 3.2 Atlantic Ocean 41 2.2 Antarctica 2.6
Iceland and Arctic Ocean 11 2.4 West Indies 35 1.9 Philippines and SE Asia 2.6
West Indies 9 1.9 Africa and Red Sea 33 1.8 Melanesia and Australia 2.4
Philippines and SE Asia 8 1.7 Kuril Islands 21 1.1 N. America inc. Alaska 2.4
Atlantic Ocean 6 1.3 Philippines and SE Asia 21 1.1 Indonesia 2.1
Antarctica 5 1.1 Antarctica 13 0.7 Middle East and Indian Ocean 1.8
Middle East and Indian Ocean 4 0.9 Middle East and Indian Ocean 7 0.4 Africa and Red Sea 1.4
Hawaii and Pacific Ocean 1 0.2 Hawaii and Pacific Ocean 3 0.2 Kuril Islands 1.4
  1. The number of QEAR volcanoes with eruptions listed in LaMEVE and the percentage of these in each region; the number and percentage of eruptions by region; and the number of eruptions per QEAR volcano. The regions in each section of the table are listed in descending order.