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What was erupting in the year...?

There were 57 confirmed eruptions at some point during 1969 from 54 different volcanoes; 32 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
Cerro Negro Nicaragua 1969 Dec 19 1969 Dec 29 1
Ioto Japan 1969 Dec 1 ± 30 days 1969 Dec 1 ± 30 days 1
Lokon-Empung Indonesia 1969 Nov 27 1970 Dec 26 ± 5 days 2
Taal Philippines 1969 Oct 29 1969 Dec 10 2
Kavachi Solomon Islands 1969 Oct 28 1970 Feb 6 2
Kanlaon Philippines 1969 Oct 10 1969 Oct 29 2
Langila Papua New Guinea 1969 Sep 29 1969 Sep 29 2
Gaua Vanuatu 1969 Sep 22 Unknown 2
Rincon de la Vieja Costa Rica 1969 Sep 20 1969 Oct 16 2
Klyuchevskoy Russia 1969 Sep 16 ± 15 days 1969 Dec 16 ± 15 days 2
Kiska United States 1969 Sep 11 1969 Sep 16 2
Whakaari/White Island New Zealand 1969 Aug 16 ± 15 days 1969 Sep 16 ± 15 days 2
Tangkuban Parahu Indonesia 1969 Jul 20 1969 Oct 21 1
Kerinci Indonesia 1969 Jul 2 ± 182 days 1970 Jul 2 ± 182 days 2
Slamet Indonesia 1969 Jun 23 1969 Aug 16 ± 15 days 2
Ruapehu New Zealand 1969 Jun 22 1969 Jun 23 2
Ubinas Peru 1969 Jun 16 ± 15 days Unknown 2
Lascar Chile 1969 May 16 Unknown 1
Poas Costa Rica 1969 May 3 1969 Jun 3 2
Rincon de la Vieja Costa Rica 1969 Apr 22 1969 May 16 ± 15 days 2
Moua Pihaa France 1969 Apr 22 1969 Apr 29 0
Didicas Philippines 1969 Mar 21 1969 Jun 16 ± 15 days 2
Supply Reef United States 1969 Mar 11 1969 Mar 13 0
Ebulobo Indonesia 1969 Feb 27 Unknown 2
Kilauea United States 1969 Feb 22 1974 Sep 19 0
Deception Island Antarctica 1969 Feb 21 1969 Mar 16 ± 15 days 3
Ebeko Russia 1969 Feb 16 ± 15 days 1969 Feb 16 (?) ± 15 days 1
Telica Nicaragua 1969 Feb 11 1971 Dec 16 (in or after) ± 15 days 2
Iya Indonesia 1969 Jan 27 1969 Jan 30 3
Tongariro New Zealand 1969 Jan 21 Unknown 2
Izu-Oshima Japan 1969 Jan 19 1969 Jul 16 ± 15 days 1
Ioto Japan 1969 Jan 12 (?) 1969 Jan 21 (?) 1
Kuchinoerabujima Japan 1968 Dec 21 1969 Mar 10 3
Lewotobi Indonesia 1968 Nov 28 1969 Feb 2 2
Arenal Costa Rica 1968 Jul 29 2010 Dec 16 (?) ± 15 days 3
Tolbachik Russia 1968 Jul 2 ± 182 days 1969 Jul 2 ± 182 days 1
Whakaari/White Island New Zealand 1968 Jan 27 1969 Feb 16 ± 15 days 3
Semeru Indonesia 1967 Aug 31 2009 Mar 15 3
Ambrym Vanuatu 1967 Jul 16 ± 15 days 1970 Aug 29 2
Erta Ale Ethiopia 1967 Jul 2 (in or before) ± 182 days 2022 Aug 12 (continuing) 0
Asosan Japan 1967 May 16 ± 15 days 1969 Dec 16 ± 15 days 1
Lopevi Vanuatu 1967 Jan 27 1969 Mar 31 3
Merapi Indonesia 1967 Jan 12 1970 Jul 2 (?) ± 182 days 2
Etna Italy 1966 Jan 10 1971 Jun 12 2
Masaya Nicaragua 1965 Oct 10 (?) 1985 Apr 16 (?) ± 15 days 1
Pacaya Guatemala 1965 Jul 4 1989 Mar 10 3
Bezymianny Russia 1965 Mar 9 1970 Mar 16 ± 15 days 3
Southern EPR at 8°S Undersea Features 1964 Jul 2 (?) ± 182 days 1969 Jul 2 (?) ± 182 days 0
Colima Mexico 1963 Jul 2 ± 182 days 1970 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
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.