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What was erupting in the year...?

There were 61 confirmed eruptions at some point during 1993 from 58 different volcanoes; 28 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 March 2021). 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
Lascar Chile 1993 Dec 17 1994 Feb 27 2
Alcedo Ecuador 1993 Dec 5 ± 20 days Unknown 1
Long Island Papua New Guinea 1993 Nov 3 (?) 1993 Nov 25 ± 5 days 1
Bezymianny Russia 1993 Oct 21 1994 Feb 4 ± 4 days 3
Iliwerung Indonesia 1993 Sep 15 1993 Sep 19 2
Shishaldin United States 1993 Sep 4 1993 Oct 29 2
Kanlaon Philippines 1993 Aug 25 1993 Sep 3 2
Makushin United States 1993 Aug 16 ± 15 days 1994 Jan 19 (?) 1
Etna Italy 1993 Aug 3 1993 Oct 13 1
Veniaminof United States 1993 Jul 30 1994 Sep 28 (?) 2
Ijen Indonesia 1993 Jul 3 1993 Aug 1 1
CoAxial Segment Undersea Features 1993 Jun 26 1993 Jul 4 (?) 0
Iliboleng Indonesia 1993 Jun 16 (?) ± 15 days 1993 Jul 16 ± 15 days 1
Masaya Nicaragua 1993 Jun 16 1994 Nov 16 (in or after) ± 15 days 1
Seguam United States 1993 May 28 1993 Aug 31 (in or after) 2
Gamalama Indonesia 1993 May 6 1993 May 21 2
Raung Indonesia 1993 Apr 1 ± 90 days Unknown 1
Guagua Pichincha Ecuador 1993 Mar 9 1993 Mar 12 1
Pinatubo Philippines 1993 Feb 16 ± 15 days 1993 Jul 16 (?) ± 15 days 1
Etna Italy 1993 Feb 3 1993 Feb 3 1
Mayon Philippines 1993 Feb 2 1993 Apr 4 2
Lascar Chile 1993 Jan 30 1993 Aug 16 ± 15 days 4
Socorro Mexico 1993 Jan 29 1994 Feb 24 ± 4 days 0
Dieng Volcanic Complex Indonesia 1993 Jan 23 1993 Jan 23 (?) 1
Pagan United States 1993 Jan 15 ± 5 days 1993 Nov 16 (in or after) ± 15 days 2
Galeras Colombia 1993 Jan 14 1993 Jun 7 2
Ulawun Papua New Guinea 1993 Jan 12 1993 Jan 31 (?) 2
Heard Australia 1993 Jan 2 ± 15 days Unknown 2
Fukutoku-Oka-no-Ba Japan 1992 Nov 10 1993 Sep 9 (?) 1
Krakatau Indonesia 1992 Nov 7 1993 Oct 16 ± 15 days 1
Poas Costa Rica 1992 Oct 16 ± 15 days 1993 Sep 16 ± 15 days 0
Klyuchevskoy Russia 1992 Sep 12 1993 Sep 12 ± 1 days 2
Copahue Chile-Argentina 1992 Jul 22 1993 Jul 2 ± 182 days 2
Asosan Japan 1992 Apr 23 1993 Jun 10 (?) 2
Merapi Indonesia 1992 Jan 20 2002 Oct 19 (?) 2
Etna Italy 1991 Dec 14 1993 Mar 30 2
Nyamulagira DR Congo 1991 Sep 20 1993 Feb 8 3
Karangetang Indonesia 1991 Jul 2 (in or before) 1993 Dec 31 (in or after) 2
Soputan Indonesia 1991 May 22 1996 Sep 29 (in or after) 2
Unzendake Japan 1990 Nov 17 1995 Feb 16 ± 15 days 1
Sabancaya Peru 1990 May 28 1998 Sep 16 (?) ± 15 days 3
Suwanosejima Japan 1990 Apr 16 ± 15 days 1996 Jul 14 2
Sheveluch Russia 1990 Jan 10 1995 Feb 16 ± 15 days 3
Pacaya Guatemala 1990 Jan 4 (?) 2000 Mar 1 3
Marapi Indonesia 1987 Jan 15 1994 Aug 12 (in or after) 2
Whakaari/White Island New Zealand 1986 Feb 1 (?) 1994 Jul 28 3
Kilauea United States 1983 Jan 3 2018 Sep 5 3
Ol Doinyo Lengai Tanzania 1983 Jan 1 1993 Sep 24 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 2021 Mar 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 2020 Dec 4 0
Aira Japan 1955 Oct 13 2016 Aug 22 3
Sangay Ecuador 1934 Aug 8 2011 Mar 2 3
Stromboli Italy 1934 Feb 2 2021 Mar 12 (continuing) 2
Dukono Indonesia 1933 Aug 13 2021 Mar 12 (continuing) 3
Santa Maria Guatemala 1922 Jun 22 2021 Mar 12 (continuing) 3
Yasur Vanuatu 1774 Jul 2 (in or before) ± 182 days 2021 Mar 12 (continuing) 3

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Global Volcanism Program, 2013. Volcanoes of the World, v. 4.9.4 (17 Mar 2021). Venzke, E (ed.). Smithsonian Institution. Downloaded 13 Apr 2021. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.VOTW4-2013.