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What was erupting in the year...?

There were 61 confirmed eruptions at some point during 1976 from 56 different volcanoes; 29 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
Nyamulagira DR Congo 1976 Dec 23 1977 Jun 15 ± 5 days 1
Whakaari/White Island New Zealand 1976 Dec 18 1982 Jan 29 3
San Miguel El Salvador 1976 Dec 2 1977 Mar 1 1
Telica Nicaragua 1976 Nov 3 1978 Jan 16 (in or after) ± 15 days 1
Piton de la Fournaise France 1976 Nov 2 1976 Nov 4 (?) 1
Akutan United States 1976 Oct 15 ± 45 days 1977 May 9 (in or after) 2
Sarychev Peak Russia 1976 Sep 23 1976 Oct 2 2
Karangetang Indonesia 1976 Sep 15 1977 Sep 16 ± 15 days 2
Ruapehu New Zealand 1976 Sep 12 (in or before) 1976 Nov 22 (?) 1
Taal Philippines 1976 Sep 3 1976 Oct 17 2
San Cristobal Nicaragua 1976 Aug 29 1976 Aug 29 1
Kavachi Solomon Islands 1976 Aug 24 1976 Oct 13 1
Tongariro New Zealand 1976 Aug 23 1976 Aug 28 1
Soufriere Guadeloupe France 1976 Jul 8 1977 Mar 1 2
Poas Costa Rica 1976 Jun 21 1976 Nov 16 ± 15 days 2
Raung Indonesia 1976 Jun 7 1976 Nov 21 2
Lopevi Vanuatu 1976 May 1 1976 Sep 5 1
Kuchinoerabujima Japan 1976 Apr 2 1976 Apr 2 2
Bezymianny Russia 1976 Mar 25 Unknown 2
San Cristobal Nicaragua 1976 Mar 9 1976 Mar 16 1
Ruapehu New Zealand 1976 Mar 6 1976 Mar 6 1
Kusatsu-Shiranesan Japan 1976 Mar 2 1976 Mar 2 1
Augustine United States 1976 Jan 22 (?) 1977 May 14 (?) 4
Shishaldin United States 1976 Jan 16 ± 15 days 1976 Sep 28 2
Ioto Japan 1976 Jan 16 ± 15 days Unknown 1
Gaua Vanuatu 1976 Jan 15 ± 5 days Unknown 2
Reventador Ecuador 1976 Jan 4 1976 May 16 ± 15 days 2
Long Island Papua New Guinea 1976 Jan 2 ± 120 days Unknown 1
Axial Seamount Undersea Features 1976 Jan 1 ± 6 years 1982 (in or before) 0
Colima Mexico 1975 Dec 11 (?) 1976 Jun 20 2
Lokon-Empung Indonesia 1975 Nov 16 (in or before) ± 15 days 1980 Jul 2 ± 182 days 2
Piton de la Fournaise France 1975 Nov 4 1976 Apr 6 1
Asosan Japan 1975 Oct 16 ± 15 days 1976 Jan 13 1
Pavlof United States 1975 Sep 13 1977 Mar 16 (in or after) ± 15 days 2
Tolbachik Russia 1975 Jun 28 1976 Dec 10 4
Telica Nicaragua 1975 May 16 ± 15 days 1976 Mar 16 ± 15 days 0
Marapi Indonesia 1975 Jan 16 ± 15 days 1979 Sep 11 2
Galeras Colombia 1974 Jul 2 ± 182 days 1983 Jul 2 (?) ± 182 days 1
Manam Papua New Guinea 1974 Mar 4 (?) 1999 Nov 9 (?) 3
Nevados de Chillan Chile 1973 Jul 16 ± 15 days 1986 Jul 2 ± 182 days 2
Ambrym Vanuatu 1973 Apr 15 ± 5 days 1976 Oct 14 3
Langila Papua New Guinea 1973 Feb 24 ± 4 days 2000 Oct 16 (in or after) ± 15 days 3
Erebus Antarctica 1972 Dec 16 (in or before) ± 15 days 2022 Aug 12 (continuing) 2
Merapi Indonesia 1972 Oct 6 1985 Mar 16 ± 15 days 2
Bagana Papua New Guinea 1972 Jul 2 ± 182 days 1995 Jul 2 (in or after) ± 182 days 2
Karangetang Indonesia 1972 Jan 16 ± 15 days 1976 Apr 5 3
Etna Italy 1971 Sep 19 1979 Mar 16 (?) ± 15 days 2
Karymsky Russia 1970 May 11 1982 Oct 11 3
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 Aug 12 (continuing) 0
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 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.