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What was erupting in the year...?

There were 77 confirmed eruptions at some point during 2010 from 69 different volcanoes; 34 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 (13 July 2018). 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
Tengger Caldera Indonesia 2010 Nov 26 2012 Jun 13 3
Tungurahua Ecuador 2010 Nov 22 2011 Jan 2 3
Saunders United Kingdom 2010 Nov 17 (?) 2010 Nov 17 (?) 1
Kizimen Russia 2010 Nov 11 (?) 2013 Sep 13 (?) 3
Bulusan Philippines 2010 Nov 6 2011 May 13 2
Merapi Indonesia 2010 Oct 26 2012 Jul 15 4
Krakatau Indonesia 2010 Oct 25 (?) 2011 Mar 9 ± 8 days 2
Piton de la Fournaise France 2010 Oct 14 2010 Dec 10 1
Barren Island India 2010 Sep 17 2011 Jun 22 2
Planchon-Peteroa Chile 2010 Sep 6 2010 Oct 13 2
Sinabung Indonesia 2010 Aug 27 2010 Sep 18 (?) 2
Galeras Colombia 2010 Aug 25 2010 Aug 25 2
Etna Italy 2010 Aug 25 2013 Apr 27 1
Manam Papua New Guinea 2010 Aug 10 (?) 2013 Dec 15 (in or after) 2
Karangetang Indonesia 2010 Aug 6 2010 Dec 16 (?) ± 15 days 3
Rabaul Papua New Guinea 2010 Jul 23 2010 Jul 25 1
Ebeko Russia 2010 Jul 2 2010 Jul 9 ± 7 days 1
Ekarma Russia 2010 Jun 30 2010 Aug 10 (?) 2
San Cristobal Nicaragua 2010 Jun 9 2011 Jan 13 2
Gorely Russia 2010 Jun 6 2010 Jun 22 (?) 1
Cleveland United States 2010 May 30 2010 Jun 2 (?) 2
South Sarigan Seamount United States 2010 May 27 2010 May 29 3
Ulawun Papua New Guinea 2010 May 26 ± 4 days 2011 May 27 2
Bezymianny Russia 2010 May 21 (?) 2018 Jul 13 (continuing) 3
Pagan United States 2010 May 3 2010 Aug 11 1
Miyakejima Japan 2010 Apr 11 2010 Jul 21 1
Etna Italy 2010 Apr 8 2010 Apr 8 2
Kirishimayama Japan 2010 Mar 30 2010 Jul 10 1
Eyjafjallajokull Iceland 2010 Mar 20 2010 Jun 23 4
Fukutoku-Oka-no-Ba Japan 2010 Feb 3 2010 Apr 8 (?) 1
Turrialba Costa Rica 2010 Jan 5 2010 Mar 7 (?) 2
Semeru Indonesia 2010 Jan 5 2010 Nov 29 2
Nyamuragira DR Congo 2010 Jan 2 2010 Jan 29 1
Tungurahua Ecuador 2010 Jan 1 2010 Jul 29 3
Bezymianny Russia 2009 Dec 17 2010 Feb 16 (?) 3
Concepcion Nicaragua 2009 Dec 11 2011 Mar 12 1
Villarrica Chile 2009 Nov 22 2012 Apr 20 1
Poas Costa Rica 2009 Nov 16 ± 15 days 2014 Oct 13 1
Piton de la Fournaise France 2009 Nov 5 2010 Jan 12 1
Gaua Vanuatu 2009 Sep 27 2010 Jun 19 2
Langila Papua New Guinea 2009 Sep 16 (in or before) ± 15 days 2010 Feb 16 (?) ± 15 days 2
Mayon Philippines 2009 Sep 15 2010 Jan 1 (?) 2
Klyuchevskoy Russia 2009 Aug 1 (?) 2010 Dec 20 (?) 2
Rinjani Indonesia 2009 May 2 2010 May 23 2
Karangetang Indonesia 2008 Nov 29 (?) 2010 Mar 24 (?) 2
Nevado del Huila Colombia 2008 Oct 26 (?) 2012 Jan 14 (?) 3
Galeras Colombia 2008 Oct 21 (?) 2010 Jan 2 (?) 3
Reventador Ecuador 2008 Jul 27 2018 Jul 13 (continuing) 2
Ambrym Vanuatu 2008 May 23 2018 Jul 13 (continuing) 2
Barren Island India 2008 May 13 2010 Apr 19 (?) 2
Chaiten Chile 2008 May 2 2011 May 31 ± 3 days 4
Ibu Indonesia 2008 Apr 5 2018 Jul 6 (continuing) 1
Ol Doinyo Lengai Tanzania 2007 Jun 16 ± 15 days 2010 Oct 9 (?) ± 1 days 3
Batu Tara Indonesia 2007 Jan 17 (?) 2015 Nov 26 2
Rabaul Papua New Guinea 2006 Aug 11 2010 Jan 31 4
Pacaya Guatemala 2006 Mar 9 2010 Oct 26 3
Soufriere Hills United Kingdom 2005 Apr 15 2013 Feb 5 3
Popocatepetl Mexico 2005 Jan 9 2018 Jul 13 (continuing) 2
Suwanosejima Japan 2004 Oct 23 2018 Jul 13 (continuing) 2
Tofua Tonga 2004 Mar 19 2014 Oct 18 1
NW Rota-1 United States 2003 Jul 2 (?) ± 182 days 2010 Mar 16 (in or after) ± 15 days 0
Nyiragongo DR Congo 2002 May 17 (?) 2018 Feb 9 (continuing) 2
Fuego Guatemala 2002 Jan 4 2018 Jul 13 (continuing) 3
Karymsky Russia 2001 Nov 15 2016 Apr 1 3
Bagana Papua New Guinea 2000 Feb 28 (in or before) 2018 May 11 (continuing) 2
Sheveluch Russia 1999 Aug 15 2018 Jul 13 (continuing) 4
Colima Mexico 1997 Nov 22 2011 Jun 21 3
Kilauea United States 1983 Jan 3 2018 Jul 13 (continuing) 1
Erebus Antarctica 1972 Dec 16 (in or before) ± 15 days 2018 Jul 3 (continuing) 2
Arenal Costa Rica 1968 Jul 29 2010 Dec 16 (?) ± 15 days 3
Erta Ale Ethiopia 1967 Jul 2 (in or before) ± 182 days 2018 Jul 3 (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 2018 May 24 (continuing) 2
Dukono Indonesia 1933 Aug 13 2018 Jul 13 (continuing) 3
Santa Maria Guatemala 1922 Jun 22 2018 Jul 13 (continuing) 3
Yasur Vanuatu 1774 Jul 2 (in or before) ± 182 days 2018 Jul 13 (continuing) 3

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Global Volcanism Program, 2013. Volcanoes of the World, v. 4.7.2. Venzke, E (ed.). Smithsonian Institution. Downloaded 21 Aug 2018. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.VOTW4-2013