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What was erupting in the year...?

There were 64 confirmed eruptions at some point during 1963 from 58 different volcanoes; 40 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 (12 August 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
Paluweh Indonesia 1963 Dec 31 1966 Mar 16 2
Shishaldin United States 1963 Dec 28 Unknown 2
Lokon-Empung Indonesia 1963 Dec 17 1964 Apr 16 ± 15 days 2
Kavachi Solomon Islands 1963 Dec 14 1964 Jan 31 (?) 2
Manam Papua New Guinea 1963 Nov 26 1964 Apr 16 ± 15 days 2
Nasudake Japan 1963 Nov 20 1963 Nov 21 1
Erebus Antarctica 1963 Nov 16 (in or before) ± 15 days Unknown 0
Klyuchevskoy Russia 1963 Nov 13 1964 Dec 16 (?) ± 15 days 1
Asosan Japan 1963 Nov 10 1964 Jan 16 ± 15 days 2
Vestmannaeyjar Iceland 1963 Nov 8 1967 Jun 5 3
Piton de la Fournaise France 1963 Nov 7 1963 Nov 21 2
Trident United States 1963 Oct 17 1963 Nov 17 (?) 3
Augustine United States 1963 Oct 11 1964 Aug 19 2
Fuego Guatemala 1963 Sep 28 1963 Sep 30 3
Gaua Vanuatu 1963 Sep 15 ± 5 days 1963 Nov 9 (in or after) 2
Batur Indonesia 1963 Sep 5 1964 May 10 2
Ambrym Vanuatu 1963 Aug 30 1963 Sep 23 (in or after) 2
Kilauea United States 1963 Aug 21 1963 Oct 6 0
Kerinci Indonesia 1963 Jul 16 ± 15 days Unknown 2
Niigata-Yakeyama Japan 1963 Jul 10 1963 Sep 30 1
Lopevi Vanuatu 1963 Jul 7 1965 Jul 2 ± 182 days 3
Talang Indonesia 1963 Jul 2 ± 182 days Unknown 2
Colima Mexico 1963 Jul 2 ± 182 days 1970 Jul 2 ± 182 days 1
Poas Costa Rica 1963 May 23 1963 Jul 2 2
Bezymianny Russia 1963 May 16 ± 15 days 1963 Sep 16 (?) ± 15 days 1
Concepcion Nicaragua 1963 May 9 Unknown 1
Asosan Japan 1963 Apr 21 1963 Jul 16 ± 15 days 1
Sierra Negra Ecuador 1963 Apr 13 1963 May 16 ± 15 days 2
Trident United States 1963 Apr 1 1963 Apr 3 3
Ulawun Papua New Guinea 1963 Mar 17 1963 May 2 (?) 2
Cerro Negro Nicaragua 1963 Mar 16 ± 15 days Unknown 1
Irazu Costa Rica 1963 Mar 13 1965 Feb 13 3
Ebeko Russia 1963 Mar 8 1964 Jul 2 ± 182 days 1
Wolf Ecuador 1963 Mar 4 1963 Mar 16 (in or after) 0
Villarrica Chile 1963 Feb 25 (?) 1963 Sep 21 (in or after) 3
Agung Indonesia 1963 Feb 18 1964 Jan 27 5
Manam Papua New Guinea 1963 Feb 15 ± 14 days 1963 May 8 (in or after) 2
Niigata-Yakeyama Japan 1963 Feb 14 Unknown 1
Amukta United States 1963 Feb 13 Unknown 3
Rumble III New Zealand 1963 Jan 16 ± 15 days 1966 Dec 16 (in or after) ± 15 days 0
Gamalama Indonesia 1962 Dec 31 1963 Jan 2 (?) 2
Tolbachik Russia 1962 Aug 16 ± 15 days 1963 Jul 2 ± 182 days 1
Yakedake Japan 1962 Jun 17 1963 Jun 29 2
Langila Papua New Guinea 1962 Mar 16 ± 15 days 1963 Aug 11 2
Bagana Papua New Guinea 1962 Feb 15 1963 Jul 2 ± 182 days 2
Karangetang Indonesia 1962 Jan 29 1963 Dec 16 ± 15 days 2
Izu-Oshima Japan 1962 Jan 16 ± 15 days 1965 May 16 ± 15 days 1
Ambrym Vanuatu 1961 Aug 15 1963 Apr 3 3
Klyuchevskoy Russia 1960 Dec 16 ± 15 days 1963 Mar 22 (in or after) 3
Pavlof United States 1960 Jul 2 (?) ± 182 days 1963 Jun 16 (?) ± 15 days 2
Karymsky Russia 1960 Apr 16 ± 15 days 1964 Dec 16 ± 15 days 3
Ol Doinyo Lengai Tanzania 1960 Mar 16 (in or before) ± 15 days 1966 Nov 28 ± 30 days 3
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
Etna Italy 1959 Oct 17 1964 Dec 31 3
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 Aug 12 (continuing) 2
Dukono Indonesia 1933 Aug 13 2022 Aug 12 (continuing) 3
Nyiragongo DR Congo 1927 Mar 16 ± 15 days 1977 Jan 10 1
Santa Maria Guatemala 1922 Jun 22 2022 Aug 12 (continuing) 3
Yasur Vanuatu 1774 Jul 2 (in or before) ± 182 days 2022 Aug 12 (continuing) 3

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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 26 Sep 2022. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.VOTW4-2013.