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What was erupting in the year...?

There were 72 confirmed eruptions at some point during 2017 from 69 different volcanoes; 31 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
Kanlaon Philippines 2017 Dec 9 2017 Dec 9 2
Agung Indonesia 2017 Nov 21 2018 Sep 24 (continuing) 3
Dempo Indonesia 2017 Nov 9 2017 Nov 9 1
Tinakula Solomon Islands 2017 Oct 21 2017 Oct 26 3
Kirishimayama Japan 2017 Oct 11 2017 Oct 17 2
Ambae Vanuatu 2017 Sep 6 (?) 2018 Sep 1 3
Fernandina Ecuador 2017 Sep 4 2017 Sep 7 ± 1 days 2
San Cristobal Nicaragua 2017 Aug 18 2017 Nov 11 3
Kerinci Indonesia 2017 Aug 13 2017 Aug 13 1
Sangay Ecuador 2017 Jul 20 2017 Oct 26 2
Sangeang Api Indonesia 2017 Jul 15 2017 Aug 12 2
Piton de la Fournaise France 2017 Jul 14 2017 Aug 28 0
Ulawun Papua New Guinea 2017 Jun 11 2017 Nov 3 1
Bulusan Philippines 2017 Jun 5 2017 Jun 5 1
Karymsky Russia 2017 Jun 4 2018 Jan 27 3
Copahue Chile-Argentina 2017 Jun 4 2018 Jul 31 1
Marapi Indonesia 2017 Jun 4 2017 Jun 4 1
Rincon de la Vieja Costa Rica 2017 May 23 2018 Jan 9 2
Dieng Volcanic Complex Indonesia 2017 Apr 30 2017 Jul 2 1
Nishinoshima Japan 2017 Apr 18 ± 1 days 2017 Aug 17 ± 6 days 2
Poas Costa Rica 2017 Apr 12 2017 Nov 6 1
Ol Doinyo Lengai Tanzania 2017 Apr 9 2018 Aug 12 (continuing) 0
Kick 'em Jenny Grenada 2017 Mar 29 2017 Mar 29 0
Aira Japan 2017 Mar 25 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 1
Kambalny Russia 2017 Mar 24 2017 Apr 10 3
Krakatau Indonesia 2017 Feb 19 2017 Feb 19 1
San Cristobal Nicaragua 2017 Feb 18 2017 Apr 19 1
Piton de la Fournaise France 2017 Jan 31 2017 Feb 27 0
Unnamed Tonga 2017 Jan 23 2017 Jan 31 0
Barren Island India 2017 Jan 15 2017 May 16 (?) 2
San Miguel El Salvador 2017 Jan 7 2017 Jan 7 1
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
Sabancaya Peru 2016 Nov 6 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 3
Ebeko Russia 2016 Oct 20 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 2
Saunders United Kingdom 2016 Sep 28 2018 Sep 23 (continuing) 1
Ubinas Peru 2016 Sep 13 2017 Mar 2 2
Bulusan Philippines 2016 Jun 10 2017 Mar 2 2
Cleveland United States 2016 Apr 16 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 2
Langila Papua New Guinea 2016 Apr 2 2018 Jun 21 2
Nevados de Chillan Chile 2016 Jan 8 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 2
Lascar Chile 2015 Oct 30 2017 Apr 2 ± 1 days 2
Masaya Nicaragua 2015 Oct 3 2018 Sep 26 (continuing) 1
Klyuchevskoy Russia 2015 Aug 28 2018 Jun 15 3
Pacaya Guatemala 2015 Jun 7 ± 1 days 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 1
Turrialba Costa Rica 2015 Mar 8 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 2
Villarrica Chile 2014 Dec 2 ± 7 days 2018 Sep 25 (continuing) 1
Nevado del Ruiz Colombia 2014 Nov 18 2017 May 29 2
Manam Papua New Guinea 2014 Jun 29 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 2
Semeru Indonesia 2014 Apr 1 ± 15 days 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 3
Sinabung Indonesia 2013 Sep 15 2018 Jun 22 4
Etna Italy 2013 Sep 3 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 2
Colima Mexico 2013 Jan 6 2017 Mar 7 2
Heard Australia 2012 Sep 5 ± 4 days 2018 Sep 24 (continuing) 0
Bezymianny Russia 2010 May 21 (?) 2018 Sep 26 (continuing) 3
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
Popocatepetl Mexico 2005 Jan 9 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 2
Suwanosejima Japan 2004 Oct 23 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 2
Nyiragongo DR Congo 2002 May 17 (?) 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 2
Fuego Guatemala 2002 Jan 4 2018 Sep 27 (continuing) 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
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 15 Nov 2018. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.VOTW4-2013