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What was erupting in the year...?

There were 77 confirmed eruptions at some point during 2014 from 70 different volcanoes; 38 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 (27 September 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
Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Tonga 2014 Dec 19 2015 Jan 23 ± 3 days 2
Gamalama Indonesia 2014 Dec 18 2014 Dec 25 2
Villarrica Chile 2014 Dec 2 ± 7 days 2018 Sep 25 (continuing) 1
Fogo Cape Verde 2014 Nov 23 2015 Feb 8 3
Chirinkotan Russia 2014 Nov 21 2015 Aug 10 2
Nevado del Ruiz Colombia 2014 Nov 18 2017 May 29 2
Pavlof United States 2014 Nov 12 2014 Nov 15 1
Turrialba Costa Rica 2014 Oct 29 2014 Dec 8 2
Ontakesan Japan 2014 Sep 27 2014 Oct 14 3
Rincon de la Vieja Costa Rica 2014 Sep 17 2014 Oct 24 1
Asosan Japan 2014 Aug 30 2016 May 1 2
Bardarbunga Iceland 2014 Aug 29 2015 Feb 27 0
Pacaya Guatemala 2014 Aug 25 2015 Feb 17 1
Mayon Philippines 2014 Aug 12 2014 Oct 19 0
Kuchinoerabujima Japan 2014 Aug 3 2014 Aug 3 1
San Cristobal Nicaragua 2014 Jul 20 2014 Oct 1 2
Rabaul Papua New Guinea 2014 Jul 7 2014 Sep 18 3
Copahue Chile-Argentina 2014 Jul 4 2014 Dec 2 1
Manam Papua New Guinea 2014 Jun 29 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 2
Piton de la Fournaise France 2014 Jun 21 2014 Jun 21 0
Karangetang Indonesia 2014 Jun 8 2016 Mar 15 2
Zhupanovsky Russia 2014 Jun 6 2016 Mar 24 3
Pavlof United States 2014 May 31 2014 Jun 2 3
Sangeang Api Indonesia 2014 May 30 2015 Nov 5 3
Nyamuragira DR Congo 2014 May 30 2016 May 14 0
Ahyi United States 2014 Apr 24 2014 May 17 0
Semeru Indonesia 2014 Apr 1 ± 15 days 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 3
Krakatau Indonesia 2014 Mar 31 2014 Mar 31 1
Karkar Papua New Guinea 2014 Mar 26 2014 Mar 27 1
Merapi Indonesia 2014 Mar 9 2014 Apr 20 3
Slamet Indonesia 2014 Mar 8 2014 Sep 17 2
Kelut Indonesia 2014 Feb 13 2014 Feb 15 4
Karangetang Indonesia 2014 Feb 9 2014 Feb 9 1
San Cristobal Nicaragua 2014 Feb 4 2014 Apr 11 1
Marapi Indonesia 2014 Feb 3 ± 2 days 2014 Feb 26 1
Kavachi Solomon Islands 2014 Jan 29 2014 Jan 29 (?) 1
Shishaldin United States 2014 Jan 28 2015 Oct 16 1
Asosan Japan 2014 Jan 13 2014 Feb 19 1
San Miguel El Salvador 2013 Dec 29 2014 Jul 28 2
Nishinoshima Japan 2013 Nov 20 2015 Nov 17 (?) 2
Barren Island India 2013 Oct 12 2016 May 17 ± 1 days 2
Sinabung Indonesia 2013 Sep 15 2018 Jun 22 4
Etna Italy 2013 Sep 3 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 2
Ubinas Peru 2013 Sep 1 2016 Feb 27 2
Chirinkotan Russia 2013 Jun 11 2014 Jun 1 ± 4 days 1
Pacaya Guatemala 2013 Mar 5 2014 Apr 10 2
Mariana Back-Arc Segment at 15.5°N United States 2013 Feb 13 (after) 2015 Dec 1 (in or before) 0
Rabaul Papua New Guinea 2013 Jan 19 2014 Mar 11 2
Colima Mexico 2013 Jan 6 2017 Mar 7 2
Chirpoi Russia 2012 Nov 11 2016 Oct 18 (?) 0
Heard Australia 2012 Sep 5 ± 4 days 2018 Sep 24 (continuing) 0
Galeras Colombia 2012 May 13 2014 Jan 30 ± 1 days 2
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
Bezymianny Russia 2010 May 21 (?) 2018 Sep 26 (continuing) 3
Poas Costa Rica 2009 Nov 16 ± 15 days 2014 Oct 13 1
Reventador Ecuador 2008 Jul 27 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 2
Ambrym Vanuatu 2008 May 23 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 2
Ibu Indonesia 2008 Apr 5 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 1
Batu Tara Indonesia 2007 Jan 17 (?) 2015 Nov 26 2
Popocatepetl Mexico 2005 Jan 9 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 2
Suwanosejima Japan 2004 Oct 23 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 2
Tofua Tonga 2004 Mar 19 2014 Oct 18 1
Nyiragongo DR Congo 2002 May 17 (?) 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 2
Fuego Guatemala 2002 Jan 4 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 3
Karymsky Russia 2001 Nov 15 2016 Apr 1 3
Bagana Papua New Guinea 2000 Feb 28 (in or before) 2018 Sep 21 (continuing) 2
Sheveluch Russia 1999 Aug 15 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 4
Kilauea United States 1983 Jan 3 2018 Sep 15 3
Erebus Antarctica 1972 Dec 16 (in or before) ± 15 days 2018 Sep 25 (continuing) 2
Erta Ale Ethiopia 1967 Jul 2 (in or before) ± 182 days 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 0
Aira Japan 1955 Oct 13 2016 Aug 22 3
Stromboli Italy 1934 Feb 2 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 2
Dukono Indonesia 1933 Aug 13 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 3
Santa Maria Guatemala 1922 Jun 22 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 3
Yasur Vanuatu 1774 Jul 2 (in or before) ± 182 days 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 3

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Global Volcanism Program, 2013. Volcanoes of the World, v. 4.7.4. Venzke, E (ed.). Smithsonian Institution. Downloaded 10 Dec 2018. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.VOTW4-2013