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What was erupting in the year...?

There were 58 confirmed eruptions at some point during 1960 from 56 different volcanoes; 35 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 (17 March 2022). 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
Langila Papua New Guinea 1960 Dec 19 1961 Sep 25 ± 5 days 2
Slamet Indonesia 1960 Dec 16 ± 15 days 1961 Jan 16 ± 15 days 2
Mutnovsky Russia 1960 Dec 16 ± 15 days 1961 Jan 16 ± 15 days 2
Klyuchevskoy Russia 1960 Dec 16 ± 15 days 1963 Mar 22 (in or after) 3
Guallatiri Chile 1960 Dec 2 Unknown 2
Chirpoi Russia 1960 Oct 20 Unknown 2
Okmok United States 1960 Oct 15 ± 45 days 1961 Apr 15 ± 45 days 3
Nasudake Japan 1960 Oct 10 (?) Unknown 1
Cerro Negro Nicaragua 1960 Sep 28 1960 Dec 26 ± 5 days 3
Ketoi Russia 1960 Sep 27 Unknown 2
Ambrym Vanuatu 1960 Sep 17 Unknown 1
Asosan Japan 1960 Sep 16 ± 15 days 1962 Nov 16 ± 15 days 1
Akan Japan 1960 Sep 16 ± 15 days 1960 Sep 16 ± 15 days 1
Sarychev Peak Russia 1960 Aug 30 1960 Aug 30 3
Ulawun Papua New Guinea 1960 Jul 29 ± 3 days 1962 Nov 16 ± 15 days 2
Myojinsho Japan 1960 Jul 21 Unknown 2
Kerinci Indonesia 1960 Jul 16 ± 15 days Unknown 2
Epi Vanuatu 1960 Jul 16 (?) ± 15 days Unknown 0
Tupungatito Chile-Argentina 1960 Jul 15 ± 5 days Unknown 2
Planchon-Peteroa Chile 1960 Jul 10 (?) Unknown 1
Lopevi Vanuatu 1960 Jul 10 1960 Sep 16 ± 15 days 3
Copahue Chile-Argentina 1960 Jul 2 ± 182 days Unknown
San Jose Chile-Argentina 1960 Jul 2 ± 182 days Unknown 2
Suwanosejima Japan 1960 Jul 2 (?) ± 182 days Unknown 0
Pavlof United States 1960 Jul 2 (?) ± 182 days 1963 Jun 16 (?) ± 15 days 2
Reventador Ecuador 1960 Jun 16 ± 15 days Unknown 3
Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Chile 1960 May 24 1960 Jul 30 3
Bam Papua New Guinea 1960 Apr 28 1960 Jul 6 2
Karymsky Russia 1960 Apr 16 ± 15 days 1964 Dec 16 ± 15 days 3
Bezymianny Russia 1960 Apr 13 1960 Apr 14 2
Ol Doinyo Lengai Tanzania 1960 Mar 16 (in or before) ± 15 days 1966 Nov 28 ± 30 days 3
Sirung Indonesia 1960 Mar 13 Unknown 2
Erta Ale Ethiopia 1960 Jan 16 ± 15 days Unknown 0
Asosan Japan 1960 Jan 16 ± 15 days 1960 Apr 9 2
Piton de la Fournaise France 1960 Jan 11 1960 Mar 10 2
Lautaro Chile 1959 Dec 28 1960 Jan 20 2
Manam Papua New Guinea 1959 Dec 16 ± 15 days 1960 Dec 16 (in or after) ± 15 days 2
Krakatau Indonesia 1959 Dec 16 ± 15 days 1963 Jul 2 ± 182 days 2
Lascar Chile 1959 Nov 16 ± 15 days 1968 Jan 31 (in or after) 2
Kilauea United States 1959 Nov 14 1960 Feb 19 2
Etna Italy 1959 Oct 17 1964 Dec 31 3
Izu-Oshima Japan 1959 Oct 16 ± 15 days 1960 Nov 16 ± 15 days 1
Tolbachik Russia 1959 Jul 2 ± 182 days 1960 Jul 2 ± 182 days 2
Bagana Papua New Guinea 1959 Jul 2 (?) ± 182 days 1960 May 16 ± 15 days 2
Tofua Tonga 1958 Dec 31 ± 120 days 1960 Jul 2 (?) ± 182 days 2
Rumble III New Zealand 1958 Jul 9 1962 Jul 2 ± 182 days 0
Poas Costa Rica 1958 Jul 2 ± 182 days 1961 Jul 3 (?) 2
Trident United States 1957 Jul 2 ± 182 days 1960 Aug 10 (?) 2
Colima Mexico 1957 May 14 1960 Jul 2 ± 182 days 1
Suwanosejima Japan 1956 Nov 16 ± 15 days 1984 May 16 ± 15 days 2
Aira Japan 1955 Oct 13 2016 Aug 22 3
Semeru Indonesia 1950 Jul 23 1964 Dec 16 ± 15 days 2
Sangay Ecuador 1934 Aug 8 2011 Mar 2 3
Stromboli Italy 1934 Feb 2 2022 Mar 17 (continuing) 2
Dukono Indonesia 1933 Aug 13 2022 Mar 17 (continuing) 3
Nyiragongo DR Congo 1927 Mar 16 ± 15 days 1977 Jan 10 1
Santa Maria Guatemala 1922 Jun 22 2022 Mar 17 (continuing) 3
Yasur Vanuatu 1774 Jul 2 (in or before) ± 182 days 2022 Mar 17 (continuing) 3

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Global Volcanism Program, 2013. Volcanoes of the World, v. 4.10.6 (24 Mar 2022). Venzke, E (ed.). Smithsonian Institution. Downloaded 25 May 2022. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.VOTW4-2013.