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What was erupting in the year...?

There were 62 confirmed eruptions at some point during 1987 from 62 different volcanoes; 30 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 1987 Dec 30 1988 Jan 4 1
Ranakah Indonesia 1987 Dec 28 1989 Apr 16 (in or after) ± 15 days 3
Tupungatito Chile-Argentina 1987 Nov 28 1987 Nov 30 2
Telica Nicaragua 1987 Nov 16 ± 15 days 1987 Nov 16 ± 15 days 1
Lascar Chile 1987 Nov 16 (in or before) ± 15 days 1990 Apr 6 3
Izu-Oshima Japan 1987 Nov 16 1988 Jan 27 2
Ebeko Russia 1987 Oct 14 1988 Jan 16 ± 15 days 1
Iliboleng Indonesia 1987 Oct 2 1987 Oct 2 2
Gareloi United States 1987 Sep 4 Unknown 1
Pagan United States 1987 Sep 4 1987 Sep 4 1
Amukta United States 1987 Sep 4 (?) Unknown 1
Ruapehu New Zealand 1987 Aug 24 1987 Aug 30 1
Fukutoku-Oka-no-Ba Japan 1987 Jul 14 1987 Aug 30 (?) 0
Colima Mexico 1987 Jul 2 1987 Jul 2 1
Cleveland United States 1987 Jun 19 1987 Aug 28 3
Poas Costa Rica 1987 Jun 16 ± 15 days 1990 Jun 16 ± 15 days 2
Macdonald Undersea Features 1987 Jun 4 1989 Jan 28 (in or after) 0
Raung Indonesia 1987 May 16 ± 15 days 1989 Jul 28 ± 3 days 1
Niigata-Yakeyama Japan 1987 Apr 25 ± 5 days Unknown 1
Gamkonora Indonesia 1987 Apr 13 1987 Apr 26 1
Semisopochnoi United States 1987 Apr 13 Unknown 2
Rincon de la Vieja Costa Rica 1987 Apr 1 1987 Apr 1 1
Kanlaon Philippines 1987 Mar 30 (?) 1987 Jul 2 1
Veniaminof United States 1987 Mar 19 1987 Mar 19 1
Atka Volcanic Complex United States 1987 Mar 4 (?) 1987 Mar 19 (?) 2
Makushin United States 1987 Mar 2 1987 Mar 2 1
Masaya Nicaragua 1987 Feb 15 1987 Feb 22 (in or after) 1
Akutan United States 1987 Jan 31 1987 Jun 24 2
Marapi Indonesia 1987 Jan 15 1994 Aug 12 (in or after) 2
Fuego Guatemala 1987 Jan 5 ± 4 days 1987 Feb 16 (?) ± 15 days 1
Bezymianny Russia 1986 Dec 5 ± 4 days 1988 Jul 26 ± 5 days 3
Klyuchevskoy Russia 1986 Nov 27 1990 Sep 16 ± 15 days 4
Okmok United States 1986 Nov 18 1988 Feb 26 2
Merapi Indonesia 1986 Oct 10 1990 Aug 16 (?) ± 15 days 2
Pavlof United States 1986 Apr 16 1988 Aug 13 3
Sheveluch Russia 1986 Mar 28 1988 Feb 28 3
Lokon-Empung Indonesia 1986 Mar 22 1987 May 13 2
Shishaldin United States 1986 Mar 19 1987 Feb 15 (?) 2
Whakaari/White Island New Zealand 1986 Feb 1 (?) 1994 Jul 28 3
Suwanosejima Japan 1985 Sep 16 ± 15 days 1987 Jun 16 ± 15 days 2
Nevado del Ruiz Colombia 1985 Sep 11 1991 Jul 13 3
Sangeang Api Indonesia 1985 Jul 30 1988 Feb 16 ± 15 days 3
Piton de la Fournaise France 1985 Jun 14 1988 Dec 29 1
Heard Australia 1985 Jan 14 1987 Jan 16 (?) ± 15 days 2
Karangetang Indonesia 1983 May 16 ± 15 days 1988 Dec 31 (in or after) 3
Kilauea United States 1983 Jan 3 2018 Sep 5 3
Ol Doinyo Lengai Tanzania 1983 Jan 1 1993 Sep 24 2
Etna Italy 1979 Jul 3 1993 Mar 30 2
Manam Papua New Guinea 1974 Mar 4 (?) 1999 Nov 9 (?) 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
Bagana Papua New Guinea 1972 Jul 2 ± 182 days 1995 Jul 2 (in or after) ± 182 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 Aug 12 (continuing) 0
Pacaya Guatemala 1965 Jul 4 1989 Mar 10 3
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
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.