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What was erupting in the year...?

Statistics for volcanoes and eruptions since 1960; data for 2022 is through the last data update (12 August 2022). 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. The "Has volcanic activity been increasing?" page provides further analysis of this data.

Year Eruptions
Started (New)
Eruptions
Ended
Eruptions
Total
Volcanoes
Active
Countries VEI <= 2 VEI 3 VEI 4 VEI 5 VEI 6
2022 17 21 69 67 27

2021 31 27 79 74 30 28 1 1 1 0
2020 27 25 73 68 29 20 5 2 0 0
2019 27 29 75 73 28 23 2 2 0 0
2018 37 32 80 75 28 31 6 0 0 0
2017 32 31 74 71 29 26 6 0 0 0
2016 34 43 85 74 28 29 5 0 0 0
2015 40 37 88 83 31 34 4 2 0 0
2014 40 31 79 72 30 30 9 1 0 0
2013 37 40 79 73 29 32 4 1 0 0
2012 38 38 80 74 27 32 6 0 0 0
2011 34 33 75 70 27 29 2 2 1 0
2010 33 36 77 69 24 24 7 2 0 0
2009 31 31 75 68 25 28 2 1 0 0
2008 45 39 86 80 28 36 6 3 0 0
2007 36 38 81 76 29 30 6 0 0 0
2006 44 41 86 76 29 39 4 1 0 0
2005 46 38 83 75 28 39 7 0 0 0
2004 49 42 81 71 27 41 7 1 0 0
2003 29 32 65 63 25 24 5 0 0 0
2002 41 34 74 66 25 36 3 2 0 0
2001 34 37 71 65 26 28 6 0 0 0
2000 39 38 75 67 29 34 4 1 0 0
1999 39 31 70 67 26 34 4 1 0 0
1998 32 23 59 56 24 27 5 0 0 0
1997 26 25 56 52 23 22 4 0 0 0
1996 35 26 61 59 25 29 6 0 0 0
1995 33 36 65 62 29 29 4 0 0 0
1994 32 27 61 57 22 27 4 1 0 0
1993 27 28 60 58 24 25 1 1 0 0
1992 27 24 61 57 24 24 2 1 0 0
1991 37 29 67 65 27 31 4 0 1 1
1990 30 27 60 56 22 23 6 1 0 0
1989 25 26 57 55 24 23 2 0 0 0
1988 27 30 64 62 24 23 4 0 0 0
1987 30 21 62 62 24 27 3 0 0 0
1986 39 36 73 67 28 30 6 3 0 0
1985 27 25 60 54 26 22 5 0 0 0
1984 33 29 64 59 24 28 5 0 0 0
1983 32 24 58 55 21 25 6 1 0 0
1982 32 35 64 59 22 27 3 1 1 0
1981 29 24 60 56 24 22 5 2 0 0
1980 41 36 74 67 24 31 9 0 1 0
1979 32 24 65 60 22 28 4 0 0 0
1978 25 22 58 56 22 23 2 0 0 0
1977 39 35 73 65 26 35 4 0 0 0
1976 29 23 61 56 23 27 1 1 0 0
1975 23 16 52 49 22 21 1 1 0 0
1974 27 32 64 60 19 22 4 1 0 0
1973 41 29 69 65 21 35 5 1 0 0
1972 30 22 55 53 23 25 5 0 0 0
1971 32 28 56 53 20 27 5 0 0 0
1970 34 25 57 55 23 28 6 0 0 0
1969 32 29 57 54 22 30 2 0 0 0
1968 32 29 58 54 22 24 7 1 0 0
1967 43 31 66 61 23 37 6 0 0 0
1966 35 32 63 60 23 24 9 2 0 0
1965 34 27 60 56 24 27 6 1 0 0
1964 29 29 58 54 21 27 1 1 0 0
1963 40 27 64 58 20 31 8 0 1 0
1962 29 20 52 51 17 24 5 0 0 0
1961 32 25 56 52 21 27 5 0 0 0
1960 35 18 58 56 20 26 9 0 0 0

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Global Volcanism Program, 2013. Volcanoes of the World, v. 4.11.2 (02 Sep 2022). Venzke, E (ed.). Smithsonian Institution. Downloaded 28 Sep 2022. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.VOTW4-2013.