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What was erupting in the year...?

There were 74 confirmed eruptions at some point during 2013 from 70 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
San Miguel El Salvador 2013 Dec 29 2014 Jul 28 2
Nishinoshima Japan 2013 Nov 20 2015 Nov 17 (?) 2
Merapi Indonesia 2013 Nov 18 2013 Nov 18 2
Zhupanovsky Russia 2013 Oct 23 2013 Oct 26 ± 1 days 3
Barren Island India 2013 Oct 12 2016 May 17 ± 1 days 2
Tangkubanparahu Indonesia 2013 Oct 5 2013 Oct 5 1
Zubair Group Yemen 2013 Sep 28 2013 Nov 20 2
Telica Nicaragua 2013 Sep 25 2013 Sep 25 1
Sinabung Indonesia 2013 Sep 15 2018 Jul 13 (continuing) 4
Etna Italy 2013 Sep 3 2018 Jul 12 (continuing) 2
Ubinas Peru 2013 Sep 1 2016 Feb 27 2
Iliwerung Indonesia 2013 Aug 20 2013 Aug 20 0
Klyuchevskoy Russia 2013 Aug 15 2013 Dec 20 1
Villarrica Chile 2013 Jul 25 2013 Jul 29 (?) 1
Ulawun Papua New Guinea 2013 Jul 8 2013 Dec 21 1
Veniaminof United States 2013 Jun 13 2013 Oct 12 ± 1 days 3
Chirinkotan Russia 2013 Jun 11 2014 Jun 1 ± 4 days 1
San Cristobal Nicaragua 2013 Jun 7 2013 Jun 7 1
Kikai Japan 2013 Jun 4 2013 Jun 4 1
Semeru Indonesia 2013 Jun 4 2013 Nov 29 1
Kerinci Indonesia 2013 Jun 2 2013 Jun 2 2
Turrialba Costa Rica 2013 May 21 2013 Jun 4 2
Pavlof United States 2013 May 13 2013 Jun 26 3
Mayon Philippines 2013 May 7 2013 May 7 2
Lascar Chile 2013 Apr 2 2013 Nov 20 1
Pacaya Guatemala 2013 Mar 5 2014 Apr 10 2
Tangkubanparahu Indonesia 2013 Feb 21 2013 Mar 6 2
Etorofu-Yakeyama [Grozny Group] Japan - administered by Russia 2013 Feb 16 2013 Apr 4 2
Barren Island India 2013 Feb 16 2013 Feb 16 1
Mariana Back-Arc Segment at 15.5°N United States 2013 Feb 13 (after) 2015 Dec 1 (in or before) 0
Karkar Papua New Guinea 2013 Jan 29 2013 Feb 26 3
Sangay Ecuador 2013 Jan 25 2013 May 24 2
Rabaul Papua New Guinea 2013 Jan 19 2014 Mar 11 2
Colima Mexico 2013 Jan 6 2017 Mar 7 2
Copahue Chile-Argentina 2012 Dec 22 2013 Dec 10 2
Tolbachik Russia 2012 Nov 27 2013 Sep 5 ± 10 days 4
Chirpoi Russia 2012 Nov 11 2016 Oct 18 (?) 0
Paluweh Indonesia 2012 Oct 8 2013 Oct 31 ± 7 days 2
Lokon-Empung Indonesia 2012 Sep 15 2013 Sep 9 2
Heard Australia 2012 Sep 5 ± 4 days 2018 Jul 3 (continuing) 0
Klyuchevskoy Russia 2012 Sep 1 (?) 2013 Jan 28 ± 3 days 1
White Island New Zealand 2012 Aug 7 2013 Oct 11 2
Karangetang Indonesia 2012 May 14 2013 Sep 5 2
Galeras Colombia 2012 May 13 2014 Jan 30 ± 1 days 2
Nevado del Ruiz Colombia 2012 Feb 22 2013 Jul 12 (?) 3
Tungurahua Ecuador 2011 Nov 27 2016 Mar 16 3
Cleveland United States 2011 Jul 19 ± 7 days 2015 Aug 18 2
Ol Doinyo Lengai Tanzania 2011 Jun 22 (in or before) 2014 Jul 5 (in or after) 0
Kizimen Russia 2010 Nov 11 (?) 2013 Sep 13 (?) 3
Etna Italy 2010 Aug 25 2013 Apr 27 1
Manam Papua New Guinea 2010 Aug 10 (?) 2013 Dec 15 (in or after) 2
Bezymianny Russia 2010 May 21 (?) 2018 Jul 13 (continuing) 3
Poas Costa Rica 2009 Nov 16 ± 15 days 2014 Oct 13 1
Reventador Ecuador 2008 Jul 27 2018 Jul 13 (continuing) 2
Ambrym Vanuatu 2008 May 23 2018 Jul 13 (continuing) 2
Ibu Indonesia 2008 Apr 5 2018 Jul 6 (continuing) 1
Batu Tara Indonesia 2007 Jan 17 (?) 2015 Nov 26 2
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
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
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
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
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