These 3 ASX 200 shares are topping the volume charts on Thursday

We take a look at the most active ASX 200 shares by volume…

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is having another solid and sunny day in the green this Thursday. At the time of writing, the ASX 200 is up a decent 0.16% to 7,426 points. But let’s go further and check out the ASX 200 shares that are currently topping the charts in terms of raw trading volume, according to investing.com.

3 most active ASX 200 shares by volume this Thursday

Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)

Our first ASX 200 share up today is mining company Whitehaven. Whitehaven has seen a solid 13.19 million of its shares trade on the markets so far today.

As my Fool colleague, Kerry covered this afternoon, this may have something to do with the moves Chinese regulators are making in the country’s energy market, which looks to be weighing on the coal miners’ shares today. Whitehaven shares are presently down 2.3% to $2.98.

Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS)

ASX 200 telco Telstra is next up this Thursday. We have seen a hefty 15.22 million Telstra shares swap hands so far today. There are no major news or announcements out of Telstra today that might explain such an elevated trading volume.

However, the Telstra share price has shown some volatility today. It is presently sitting at $3.75 a share, flat for the day so far. However, it dipped down to $3.71 a share this morning after spiking to $3.77 soon after open. It’s probably this volatility that’s behind so many TLS shares trading today.

Alumina Limited (ASX: AWC)

Another ASX 200 resource share rounds out our list today in aluminium producer Alumina. Alumina has had 16.07 million of its shares bought and sold so far this Thursday.

Again, this appears to be the result of some market volatility. Alumina shares are currently down a nasty 1.85% to $2.12 so far today, which is probably behind the elevated trading volume we see with this company.

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