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What was erupting in the year...?

Statistics for volcanoes and eruptions since 2000; data for 2018 is through the last data update (27 September 2018). 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
2018 65 24 29 69 26 3 0 0 0

2017 69 29 31 72 25 6 0 0 0
2016 72 26 35 83 30 5 0 0 0
2015 80 30 39 85 32 5 2 0 0
2014 70 29 38 77 29 8 1 0 0
2013 70 29 34 74 29 4 1 0 0
2012 74 27 38 80 34 3 1 0 0
2011 69 27 35 75 29 3 2 1 0
2010 69 24 34 77 25 7 2 0 0
2009 68 25 32 75 29 2 1 0 0
2008 80 28 48 88 39 6 3 0 0
2007 75 29 36 80 30 6 0 0 0
2006 76 29 45 87 40 4 1 0 0
2005 75 28 47 83 40 7 0 0 0
2004 70 27 49 80 41 7 1 0 0
2003 63 25 31 66 26 5 0 0 0
2002 66 25 43 75 37 4 2 0 0
2001 65 26 36 73 30 6 0 0 0
2000 67 29 39 75 34 4 1 0 0

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Global Volcanism Program, 2013. Volcanoes of the World, v. 4.7.4. Venzke, E (ed.). Smithsonian Institution. Downloaded 22 Oct 2018. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.VOTW4-2013