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What was erupting in the year...?

Statistics for volcanoes and eruptions since 1994; data for 2019 is through the last data update (1 November 2019). Click on each year for the full list of volcanoes and additional details for that year (opens a new tab). Total eruptions counts activity that took place during any (or all) of that year. Eruptions that started as new activity are included in the total eruptions count. Data subject to change or correction due to ongoing research. Columns showing the Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) values reflect the maximum VEI for the overall eruption and are assigned to the year in which the eruption started.

Year Volcanoes
Active
Countries Eruptions
Started (New)
Eruptions
Total
VEI <= 2 VEI 3 VEI 4 VEI 5 VEI 6
2019 66 27 25 69 25 0 0 0 0

2018 72 26 37 78 31 6 0 0 0
2017 70 29 32 73 26 6 0 0 0
2016 73 27 35 84 30 5 0 0 0
2015 81 31 39 86 32 5 2 0 0
2014 71 30 39 78 30 8 1 0 0
2013 71 29 34 75 29 4 1 0 0
2012 74 27 37 80 33 3 1 0 0
2011 70 27 35 76 29 3 2 1 0
2010 69 24 33 77 24 7 2 0 0
2009 68 25 31 75 28 2 1 0 0
2008 80 28 46 87 37 6 3 0 0
2007 76 29 36 81 30 6 0 0 0
2006 76 29 44 86 39 4 1 0 0
2005 75 28 46 83 39 7 0 0 0
2004 71 27 49 81 41 7 1 0 0
2003 63 25 30 66 25 5 0 0 0
2002 66 25 42 75 36 4 2 0 0
2001 65 26 35 72 29 6 0 0 0
2000 67 29 39 75 34 4 1 0 0
1999 67 26 39 70 34 4 1 0 0
1998 56 24 32 59 27 5 0 0 0
1997 52 23 26 56 22 4 0 0 0
1996 59 25 35 61 29 6 0 0 0
1995 62 29 33 65 29 4 0 0 0
1994 58 22 33 62 28 4 1 0 0

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Global Volcanism Program, 2013. Volcanoes of the World, v. 4.8.4. Venzke, E (ed.). Smithsonian Institution. Downloaded 13 Dec 2019. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.VOTW4-2013