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What was erupting in the year...?

There were 42 confirmed eruptions at some point during 2019 from 42 different volcanoes; 1 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 (15 February 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
Poas Costa Rica 2019 Feb 7 2019 Feb 13 (continuing)
Planchon-Peteroa Chile 2018 Dec 16 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 1
Karangetang Indonesia 2018 Nov 25 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 2
Kuchinoerabujima Japan 2018 Oct 21 2019 Feb 5 (continuing) 3
Barren Island India 2018 Sep 25 2019 Feb 14 (continuing) 1
Rincon de la Vieja Costa Rica 2018 Jul 28 2019 Feb 6 (continuing) 1
Krakatau Indonesia 2018 Jun 18 2019 Feb 14 (continuing) 3
Merapi Indonesia 2018 May 11 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 3
Mayon Philippines 2018 Jan 13 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 2
Kadovar Papua New Guinea 2018 Jan 5 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 2
Agung Indonesia 2017 Nov 21 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 3
Ambae Vanuatu 2017 Sep 6 (?) 2019 Feb 6 (continuing) 3
Sangeang Api Indonesia 2017 Jul 15 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 2
Ol Doinyo Lengai Tanzania 2017 Apr 9 2019 Feb 3 (continuing) 0
Aira Japan 2017 Mar 25 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 1
Sabancaya Peru 2016 Nov 6 2019 Feb 10 (continuing) 3
Ebeko Russia 2016 Oct 20 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 2
Saunders United Kingdom 2016 Sep 28 2019 Jan 1 (continuing) 1
Cleveland United States 2016 Apr 16 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 2
Nevados de Chillan Chile 2016 Jan 8 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 2
Masaya Nicaragua 2015 Oct 3 2019 Feb 12 (continuing) 1
Pacaya Guatemala 2015 Jun 7 ± 1 days 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 1
Turrialba Costa Rica 2015 Mar 8 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 2
Villarrica Chile 2014 Dec 2 ± 7 days 2019 Feb 12 (continuing) 1
Manam Papua New Guinea 2014 Jun 29 2019 Jan 23 (continuing) 2
Semeru Indonesia 2014 Apr 1 ± 15 days 2019 Feb 15 (continuing) 3
Etna Italy 2013 Sep 3 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 2
Heard Australia 2012 Sep 5 ± 4 days 2019 Feb 5 (continuing) 0
Bezymianny Russia 2010 May 21 (?) 2019 Feb 12 (continuing) 3
Reventador Ecuador 2008 Jul 27 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 2
Ibu Indonesia 2008 Apr 5 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 1
Popocatepetl Mexico 2005 Jan 9 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 2
Suwanosejima Japan 2004 Oct 23 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 2
Nyiragongo DR Congo 2002 May 17 (?) 2019 Feb 14 (continuing) 2
Fuego Guatemala 2002 Jan 4 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 3
Sheveluch Russia 1999 Aug 15 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 4
Erebus Antarctica 1972 Dec 16 (in or before) ± 15 days 2019 Jan 11 (continuing) 2
Erta Ale Ethiopia 1967 Jul 2 (in or before) ± 182 days 2019 Feb 14 (continuing) 0
Stromboli Italy 1934 Feb 2 2019 Feb 10 (continuing) 2
Dukono Indonesia 1933 Aug 13 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 3
Santa Maria Guatemala 1922 Jun 22 2019 Feb 13 (continuing) 3
Yasur Vanuatu 1774 Jul 2 (in or before) ± 182 days 2019 Feb 14 (continuing) 3

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Global Volcanism Program, 2013. Volcanoes of the World, v. 4.7.6. Venzke, E (ed.). Smithsonian Institution. Downloaded 19 Mar 2019. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.VOTW4-2013