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What was erupting in the year...?

There were 84 confirmed eruptions at some point during 2016 from 73 different volcanoes; 35 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
Bogoslof United States 2016 Dec 20 2017 Aug 30 3
Chirinkotan Russia 2016 Nov 29 2017 Apr 7 3
Nyamuragira DR Congo 2016 Nov 27 2017 May 2 0
Zhupanovsky Russia 2016 Nov 20 2016 Nov 20 2
Kerinci Indonesia 2016 Nov 15 2016 Nov 21 1
Sabancaya Peru 2016 Nov 6 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 3
Ebeko Russia 2016 Oct 20 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 2
Ulawun Papua New Guinea 2016 Oct 11 2016 Nov 18 1
Asosan Japan 2016 Oct 7 2016 Nov 12 3
Karymsky Russia 2016 Oct 5 2016 Oct 8 2
Ol Doinyo Lengai Tanzania 2016 Sep 21 (in or before) 2016 Oct 13 (in or after)
Ubinas Peru 2016 Sep 13 2017 Mar 2 2
White Island New Zealand 2016 Sep 13 2016 Sep 13 1
Piton de la Fournaise France 2016 Sep 11 2016 Sep 18 0
Gamalama Indonesia 2016 Aug 3 2016 Aug 4 1
Rinjani Indonesia 2016 Aug 1 2016 Sep 27 2
Chikurachki Russia 2016 Jul 27 2016 Aug 18 2
San Miguel El Salvador 2016 Jun 18 2016 Jun 18 1
Bulusan Philippines 2016 Jun 10 2017 Mar 2 2
Poas Costa Rica 2016 Jun 5 2016 Aug 16 1
Piton de la Fournaise France 2016 May 26 2016 May 27 0
White Island New Zealand 2016 Apr 27 2016 Apr 27 1
Bristol Island United Kingdom 2016 Apr 24 2016 Jul 19 1
San Cristobal Nicaragua 2016 Apr 22 2016 Apr 22 2
Cleveland United States 2016 Apr 16 2019 Jan 16 2
Langila Papua New Guinea 2016 Apr 2 2018 Oct 30 2
Kerinci Indonesia 2016 Mar 31 2016 Jun 9 2
Zavodovski United Kingdom 2016 Mar 30 2016 May 16 ± 15 days 1
Chikurachki Russia 2016 Mar 29 2016 Mar 31 2
Pavlof United States 2016 Mar 27 2016 Jul 30 2
Sangay Ecuador 2016 Mar 25 2016 Nov 17 2
Bulusan Philippines 2016 Feb 22 2016 Feb 22 2
San Miguel El Salvador 2016 Jan 12 2016 Jan 18 1
Nevados de Chillan Chile 2016 Jan 8 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 2
Soputan Indonesia 2016 Jan 2 2016 Feb 7 3
Momotombo Nicaragua 2015 Dec 1 2016 Apr 7 2
Kanlaon Philippines 2015 Nov 24 2016 Jun 18 2
Tengger Caldera Indonesia 2015 Nov 12 2016 Nov 12 2
Lascar Chile 2015 Oct 30 2017 Apr 2 ± 1 days 2
Masaya Nicaragua 2015 Oct 3 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 1
Alaid Russia 2015 Sep 29 2016 Aug 11 1
Telica Nicaragua 2015 Sep 23 2016 May 11 2
Copahue Chile-Argentina 2015 Sep 18 ± 3 days 2016 Dec 30 2
Klyuchevskoy Russia 2015 Aug 28 2018 Jun 15 3
Cotopaxi Ecuador 2015 Aug 14 2016 Jan 24 2
Rincon de la Vieja Costa Rica 2015 Jun 16 2016 May 1 1
Pacaya Guatemala 2015 Jun 7 ± 1 days 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 1
Turrialba Costa Rica 2015 Mar 8 2019 Oct 28 (continuing) 2
Villarrica Chile 2014 Dec 2 ± 7 days 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 1
Nevado del Ruiz Colombia 2014 Nov 18 2017 May 29 2
Saunders United Kingdom 2014 Nov 12 2019 Oct 28 (continuing) 1
Asosan Japan 2014 Aug 30 2016 May 1 2
Manam Papua New Guinea 2014 Jun 29 2019 Oct 7 (continuing) 2
Karangetang Indonesia 2014 Jun 8 2016 Mar 15 2
Zhupanovsky Russia 2014 Jun 6 2016 Mar 24 3
Nyamuragira DR Congo 2014 May 30 2016 May 14 0
Semeru Indonesia 2014 Apr 1 ± 15 days 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 3
Barren Island India 2013 Oct 12 2016 May 17 ± 1 days 2
Sinabung Indonesia 2013 Sep 15 2018 Jul 5 4
Etna Italy 2013 Sep 3 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 2
Ubinas Peru 2013 Sep 1 2016 Feb 27 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 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 0
Tungurahua Ecuador 2011 Nov 27 2016 Mar 16 3
Bezymianny Russia 2010 May 21 (?) 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 3
Reventador Ecuador 2008 Jul 27 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 2
Ambrym Vanuatu 2008 May 23 2018 Dec 17 2
Ibu Indonesia 2008 Apr 5 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 1
Popocatepetl Mexico 2005 Jan 9 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 2
Suwanosejima Japan 2004 Oct 23 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 2
Nyiragongo DR Congo 2002 May 17 (?) 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 2
Fuego Guatemala 2002 Jan 4 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 3
Karymsky Russia 2001 Nov 15 2016 Apr 1 3
Bagana Papua New Guinea 2000 Feb 28 (in or before) 2019 Oct 10 (continuing) 2
Sheveluch Russia 1999 Aug 15 2019 Nov 1 (continuing) 4
Kilauea United States 1983 Jan 3 2018 Sep 5 3
Erebus Antarctica 1972 Dec 16 (in or before) ± 15 days 2019 Oct 30 (continuing) 2
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
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 16 Dec 2019. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.VOTW4-2013