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What was erupting in the year...?

There were 57 confirmed eruptions at some point during 1971 from 53 different volcanoes; 33 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
Llaima Chile 1971 Dec 1 ± 30 days 1972 Mar 12 2
Klyuchevskoy Russia 1971 Nov 16 ± 15 days 1973 Dec 16 ± 15 days 1
Sundoro Indonesia 1971 Oct 29 1971 Nov 9 2
Villarrica Chile 1971 Oct 29 1972 Feb 21 2
La Palma Spain 1971 Oct 26 1971 Nov 18 2
Augustine United States 1971 Oct 7 1971 Oct 8 1
Soufriere St. Vincent Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1971 Oct 4 ± 6 days 1972 Mar 20 0
Etna Italy 1971 Sep 19 1979 Mar 16 (?) ± 15 days 2
Fuego Guatemala 1971 Sep 14 1971 Sep 15 3
Raung Indonesia 1971 Sep 14 1971 Sep 14 1
Rocard France 1971 Sep 6 Unknown 0
Tinakula Solomon Islands 1971 Sep 6 1971 Dec 11 2
Cerro Hudson Chile 1971 Aug 12 1971 Sep 18 (in or after) 3
Kirishimayama Japan 1971 Aug 5 1971 Aug 5 1
Whakaari/White Island New Zealand 1971 Jul 19 1971 Jul 20 2
Chiginagak United States 1971 Jul 16 ± 15 days 1971 Jul 16 ± 15 days 2
Klyuchevskoy Russia 1971 Jun 16 ± 15 days 1971 Jul 16 ± 15 days 1
Soputan Indonesia 1971 May 19 1971 May 19 1
Gaua Vanuatu 1971 May 12 1971 May 13 2
Lokon-Empung Indonesia 1971 May 11 1971 Oct 26 ± 5 days 2
San Cristobal Nicaragua 1971 May 3 1971 Jul 5 ± 4 days 1
Whakaari/White Island New Zealand 1971 Apr 9 ± 3 days Unknown 2
Etna Italy 1971 Apr 5 1971 Jun 12 2
Izu-Oshima Japan 1971 Apr 5 1971 Apr 5 1
Ruapehu New Zealand 1971 Apr 3 1971 Nov 1 2
Nyamulagira DR Congo 1971 Mar 24 1971 May 5 ± 4 days 3
Bezymianny Russia 1971 Mar 16 ± 15 days 1974 Dec 16 (in or after) ± 15 days 3
Batur Indonesia 1971 Mar 11 1971 Aug 25 (in or after) 1
Kuwae Vanuatu 1971 Feb 22 1971 Feb 22 2
Ambrym Vanuatu 1971 Feb 3 1971 Nov 5 2
Cerro Negro Nicaragua 1971 Feb 3 1971 Feb 14 3
Langila Papua New Guinea 1971 Jan 26 ± 5 days 1972 Jul 5 ± 4 days 2
Lewotobi Indonesia 1971 Jan 16 ± 15 days Unknown 2
Karangetang Indonesia 1970 Nov 27 1971 Mar 16 ± 15 days 2
Akita-Komagatake Japan 1970 Sep 18 1971 Jan 26 2
Jan Mayen Norway 1970 Sep 18 1972 Jul 2 (?) ± 182 days 3
Marapi Indonesia 1970 Jul 26 ± 5 days 1971 Aug 20 2
Bagana Papua New Guinea 1970 May 21 ± 15 days 1971 Aug 16 (in or after) ± 15 days 2
Karymsky Russia 1970 May 11 1982 Oct 11 3
Lopevi Vanuatu 1970 May 9 1972 Aug 7 2
Asosan Japan 1970 Apr 21 1972 Sep 16 ± 15 days 2
Kilauea United States 1969 Feb 22 1974 Sep 19 0
Telica Nicaragua 1969 Feb 11 1971 Dec 16 (in or after) ± 15 days 2
Arenal Costa Rica 1968 Jul 29 2010 Dec 16 (?) ± 15 days 3
Semeru Indonesia 1967 Aug 31 2009 Mar 15 3
Erta Ale Ethiopia 1967 Jul 2 (in or before) ± 182 days 2022 Mar 17 (continuing) 0
Etna Italy 1966 Jan 10 1971 Mar 16 (?) ± 15 days 2
Masaya Nicaragua 1965 Oct 10 (?) 1985 Apr 16 (?) ± 15 days 1
Pacaya Guatemala 1965 Jul 4 1989 Mar 10 3
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 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.