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Volcanism grouped or listed by geochronology, i.e. by when they were active. Volcanoes have been erupting in some form throughout Earth's history.

  Eon Era Period Epoch  
Phanerozoic Cenozoic Neogene Quaternary¹ Holocene
Pleistocene Pre-Holocene²
Tertiary¹ Pliocene
Miocene
Paleogene Oligocene
Eocene
Paleocene
Mesozoic Cretaceous
Jurassic
Triassic
Paleozoic Permian
Carboniferous
Devonian
Silurian
Ordovician
Cambrian
Precambrian³ Proterozoic
Archean
  1. Tertiary and Quaternary used to be considered the two periods of the Cenozoic in their own right, but this is no longer formal. Some split the large Tertiary into the lower Paleogene and established the Neogene to include the last two epochs (Miocene and Pliocene) of the Tertiary. Some include both epochs of the Quaternary in the Neogene as well, while others consider the Quaternary to be the period after the Neogene. As of 2006 the disagreement remains. See Neogene for details.
  2. Pre-Holocene is a broad and vague term for all time before the Holocene epoch today.
  3. Precambrian originated as the vague term for all time before the Cambrian period. As this time became better understood, the Archean and Proterozoic eons were established and the Precambrian elevated to a "supereon" before today's Phanerozoic. However, "supereon" in terrestrial time refers almost exclusively to Precambrian time.

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