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What was erupting in the year...?

There were 56 confirmed eruptions at some point during 1997 from 52 different volcanoes; 26 of those were new eruptions that started during the year. A stop date with "(continuing)" indicates that the eruption was considered to be ongoing as of the date indicated. Data is reported through the last data update (1 November 2019). Information about more recent eruptions can be found in the Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report.

Volcano Country Eruption Start Date Eruption Stop Date Max VEI
San Miguel El Salvador 1997 Dec 31 Unknown 1
Monowai New Zealand 1997 Dec 15 1998 Feb 4 (?) 0
Bezymianny Russia 1997 Dec 5 1997 Dec 6 3
Colima Mexico 1997 Nov 22 2011 Jun 21 3
Niigata-Yakeyama Japan 1997 Oct 29 1997 Dec 10 1
Ruapehu New Zealand 1997 Oct 9 1997 Oct 18 1
Klyuchevskoy Russia 1997 Sep 7 1997 Sep 26 1
Akita-Yakeyama Japan 1997 Aug 16 1997 Aug 16 1
Morne Watt Dominica 1997 Jul 15 1997 Jul 15 1
Sangeang Api Indonesia 1997 Jul 2 ± 182 days 1999 Jul 2 ± 182 days 2
Kikai Japan 1997 Jul 2 ± 182 days Unknown 1
Masaya Nicaragua 1997 Jun 3 (?) 1997 Nov 17 1
Shishaldin United States 1997 Jun 2 1997 Jun 2 1
San Cristobal Nicaragua 1997 May 19 (?) 1997 Jul 7 (in or after) 1
Akita-Yakeyama Japan 1997 May 11 1997 May 11 1
Bezymianny Russia 1997 May 8 1997 May 16 (?) 3
Cleveland United States 1997 May 5 1997 May 5 2
Monowai New Zealand 1997 Apr 18 1997 Apr 21 0
Raung Indonesia 1997 Apr 16 (in or before) ± 15 days Unknown 2
Krakatau Indonesia 1997 Mar 16 (in or before) ± 15 days 1997 May 16 (in or after) ± 15 days 2
Guagua Pichincha Ecuador 1997 Mar 16 ± 15 days 1997 Oct 18 1
Llaima Chile 1997 Mar 16 (?) ± 15 days 1997 Oct 16 (?) ± 15 days 1
Sheveluch Russia 1997 Mar 8 1997 Apr 4 2
Amukta United States 1997 Mar 3 Unknown 1
Okmok United States 1997 Feb 11 1997 May 19 ± 4 days 3
Kavachi Solomon Islands 1997 Jan 16 1997 Jan 17 (in or after) 1
Suwanosejima Japan 1996 Dec 26 1997 Apr 17 1
McDonald Islands Australia 1996 Dec 16 ± 15 days 1997 Feb 10 ± 30 days 1
Klyuchevskoy Russia 1996 Nov 14 1997 Mar 20 ± 12 days 2
Karangetang Indonesia 1996 Oct 1 (in or before) 1997 Jun 16 (in or after) ± 15 days 1
Villarrica Chile 1996 Sep 14 1997 Aug 16 ± 15 days 1
Pavlof United States 1996 Sep 11 1997 Jan 3 (?) 2
Ambrym Vanuatu 1996 Jun 16 (in or before) ± 15 days 2005 Aug 16 (in or after) ± 15 days 1
Popocatepetl Mexico 1996 Mar 5 2003 Nov 22 (?) 3
Karymsky Russia 1996 Jan 2 2000 Dec 20 (?) 3
Rabaul Papua New Guinea 1995 Nov 28 2001 Sep 5 ± 4 days 2
Soufriere Hills United Kingdom 1995 Jul 18 2003 Oct 8 3
Saunders United Kingdom 1995 Apr 16 (?) ± 15 days 1998 Feb 16 (in or after) ± 15 days 0
Ol Doinyo Lengai Tanzania 1994 Sep 18 2006 Jul 16 (?) ± 15 days 1
Etna Italy 1994 Jun 17 2001 Jul 17 3
Merapi Indonesia 1992 Jan 20 2002 Oct 19 (?) 2
Sabancaya Peru 1990 May 28 1998 Sep 16 (?) ± 15 days 3
Pacaya Guatemala 1990 Jan 4 (?) 2000 Mar 1 3
Kilauea United States 1983 Jan 3 2018 Sep 5 3
Manam Papua New Guinea 1974 Mar 4 (?) 1999 Nov 9 (?) 3
Langila Papua New Guinea 1973 Feb 24 ± 4 days 2000 Oct 16 (in or after) ± 15 days 3
Erebus Antarctica 1972 Dec 16 (in or before) ± 15 days 2019 Oct 30 (continuing) 2
Arenal Costa Rica 1968 Jul 29 2010 Dec 16 (?) ± 15 days 3
Semeru Indonesia 1967 Aug 31 2009 Mar 15 3
Erta Ale Ethiopia 1967 Jul 2 (in or before) ± 182 days 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 0
Aira Japan 1955 Oct 13 2016 Aug 22 3
Sangay Ecuador 1934 Aug 8 2011 Mar 2 3
Stromboli Italy 1934 Feb 2 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 2
Dukono Indonesia 1933 Aug 13 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 3
Santa Maria Guatemala 1922 Jun 22 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 3
Yasur Vanuatu 1774 Jul 2 (in or before) ± 182 days 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 3

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Global Volcanism Program, 2013. Volcanoes of the World, v. 4.8.4. Venzke, E (ed.). Smithsonian Institution. Downloaded 13 Dec 2019. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.VOTW4-2013