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What was erupting in the year...?

There were 63 confirmed eruptions at some point during 1966 from 60 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 (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
Kuchinoerabujima Japan 1966 Nov 22 1966 Nov 22 2
Whakaari/White Island New Zealand 1966 Nov 13 1967 Mar 16 ± 15 days 3
Rincon de la Vieja Costa Rica 1966 Nov 6 (?) 1967 Dec 16 ± 15 days 3
Izalco El Salvador 1966 Oct 28 1966 Nov 16 ± 15 days 0
Redoubt United States 1966 Oct 7 1967 Jan 15 3
Lokon-Empung Indonesia 1966 Sep 24 1966 Sep 30 (?) 2
Awu Indonesia 1966 Aug 12 1966 Oct 16 ± 15 days 4
Fuego Guatemala 1966 Aug 12 1966 Aug 13 3
San Miguel El Salvador 1966 Jul 16 ± 15 days Unknown 2
Taal Philippines 1966 Jul 5 1966 Aug 4 3
Trident United States 1966 Jul 2 (?) ± 182 days Unknown 0
Slamet Indonesia 1966 Jul 2 ± 182 days Unknown 2
Gaua Vanuatu 1966 Jul 2 ± 182 days Unknown 2
Telica Nicaragua 1966 Jun 16 ± 15 days 1966 Jun 16 ± 15 days 1
Akan Japan 1966 Jun 15 ± 5 days 1966 Jun 15 ± 5 days 1
Kerinci Indonesia 1966 Jun 9 1966 Jun 30 (in or after) 2
Soputan Indonesia 1966 May 21 1967 Nov 16 ± 15 days 3
Kick 'em Jenny Grenada 1966 May 5 1966 Aug 6 0
Batur Indonesia 1966 Apr 28 Unknown 1
Kelud Indonesia 1966 Apr 26 1966 Apr 27 4
Ruby United States 1966 Apr 21 ± 7 days 1966 May 16 ± 15 days 0
Tolbachik Russia 1966 Apr 15 ± 45 days Unknown 2
Ruapehu New Zealand 1966 Apr 4 1966 Sep 27 1
Rinjani Indonesia 1966 Mar 28 1966 Aug 8 1
Bagana Papua New Guinea 1966 Mar 20 1967 Nov 30 3
Kavachi Solomon Islands 1966 Mar 19 1966 Mar 22 (in or after) 2
Marapi Indonesia 1966 Mar 16 ± 15 days 1966 Jun 16 ± 15 days 1
Piton de la Fournaise France 1966 Mar 15 1966 May 15 2
Pavlof United States 1966 Mar 15 Unknown 2
Rocard France 1966 Mar 9 1966 Mar 20 0
Sangeang Api Indonesia 1966 Feb 28 1966 Nov 16 ± 15 days 2
San Miguel El Salvador 1966 Feb 22 Unknown 2
Fuego Guatemala 1966 Feb 7 1966 May 1 3
Redoubt United States 1966 Jan 24 1966 Feb 20 3
Etna Italy 1966 Jan 10 1971 Jun 12 2
Izu-Oshima Japan 1965 Nov 25 1966 Jun 13 1
Tinakula Solomon Islands 1965 Nov 23 1966 Jun 11 3
Masaya Nicaragua 1965 Oct 10 (?) 1985 Apr 16 (?) ± 15 days 1
Klyuchevskoy Russia 1965 Aug 16 ± 15 days 1966 Dec 26 3
Suretamatai Vanuatu 1965 Aug 9 1966 Jul 2 ± 182 days 2
Pacaya Guatemala 1965 Jul 4 1989 Mar 10 3
Manam Papua New Guinea 1965 Jul 2 ± 182 days 1966 Jan 25 (in or after) 2
Karymsky Russia 1965 May 15 ± 5 days 1967 Feb 16 ± 15 days 3
Karangetang Indonesia 1965 Apr 5 ± 4 days 1967 Jun 16 ± 15 days 2
Bezymianny Russia 1965 Mar 9 1970 Mar 16 ± 15 days 3
Langila Papua New Guinea 1964 Dec 4 ± 4 days 1966 Sep 23 ± 3 days 2
Asosan Japan 1964 Oct 16 ± 15 days 1966 Dec 16 ± 15 days 2
Southern EPR at 8°S Undersea Features 1964 Jul 2 (?) ± 182 days 1969 Jul 2 (?) ± 182 days 0
Ambrym Vanuatu 1964 Feb 16 (?) ± 15 days 1966 Sep 16 (in or after) ± 15 days 2
Paluweh Indonesia 1963 Dec 31 1966 Mar 16 2
Vestmannaeyjar Iceland 1963 Nov 8 1967 Jun 5 3
Colima Mexico 1963 Jul 2 ± 182 days 1970 Jul 2 ± 182 days 1
Rumble III New Zealand 1963 Jan 16 ± 15 days 1966 Dec 16 (in or after) ± 15 days 0
Ol Doinyo Lengai Tanzania 1960 Mar 16 (in or before) ± 15 days 1966 Nov 28 ± 30 days 3
Lascar Chile 1959 Nov 16 ± 15 days 1968 Jan 31 (in or after) 2
Suwanosejima Japan 1956 Nov 16 ± 15 days 1984 May 16 ± 15 days 2
Aira Japan 1955 Oct 13 2016 Aug 22 3
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.