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What was erupting in the year...?

There were 72 confirmed eruptions at some point during 2020 from 68 different volcanoes; 26 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 (6 June 2024). 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
Merapi Indonesia 2020 Dec 31 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 1
Ioto Japan 2020 Dec 28 2021 Apr 5 (?) 1
San Cristobal Nicaragua 2020 Dec 27 (?) 2022 Jun 26 2
Soufriere St. Vincent Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2020 Dec 27 2021 Apr 22 4
Tengger Caldera Indonesia 2020 Dec 26 2020 Dec 28 1
Kilauea United States 2020 Dec 20 2021 May 23 0
Piton de la Fournaise France 2020 Dec 7 2020 Dec 8 0
Lewotolok Indonesia 2020 Nov 27 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 2
Kikai Japan 2020 Oct 6 2020 Oct 6 1
Kuchinoerabujima Japan 2020 Aug 29 2020 Aug 29 1
Sinabung Indonesia 2020 Aug 8 2021 Sep 23 3
Telica Nicaragua 2020 Jul 20 2020 Dec 9 1
Raung Indonesia 2020 Jul 16 2020 Oct 3 1
Turrialba Costa Rica 2020 Jun 18 2020 Aug 24 1
Copahue Chile-Argentina 2020 Jun 16 2020 Nov 2 2
Cleveland United States 2020 Jun 1 2020 Jun 1 3
Kikai Japan 2020 Apr 29 2020 Apr 29 1
Karymsky Russia 2020 Apr 1 2022 Aug 7 3
Soputan Indonesia 2020 Mar 23 2020 Apr 2 2
Sarychev Peak Russia 2020 Feb 29 ± 1 days 2021 Nov 26 1
San Miguel El Salvador 2020 Feb 22 2020 Feb 22 1
Piton de la Fournaise France 2020 Feb 10 2020 Apr 6 0
Rincon de la Vieja Costa Rica 2020 Jan 30 2020 Dec 13 2
Fernandina Ecuador 2020 Jan 12 2020 Jan 13 0
Taal Philippines 2020 Jan 12 2020 Jan 22 4
Kuchinoerabujima Japan 2020 Jan 11 2020 May 13 3
Semisopochnoi United States 2019 Dec 7 2020 Jun 19 1
Nishinoshima Japan 2019 Dec 5 2020 Aug 27 1
Shishaldin United States 2019 Jul 23 2020 May 4 3
Asosan Japan 2019 Apr 16 2020 Jun 16 2
Klyuchevskoy Russia 2019 Apr 9 2021 Mar 20 2
Sangay Ecuador 2019 Mar 26 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 2
Tinakula Solomon Islands 2018 Dec 8 (in or before) 2024 Apr 25 (continuing) 2
Karangetang Indonesia 2018 Nov 25 2023 Sep 5 2
Barren Island India 2018 Sep 25 2022 Jan 30 1
Krakatau Indonesia 2018 Jun 18 2020 Apr 17 3
Merapi Indonesia 2018 May 11 2020 Jun 21 3
Kerinci Indonesia 2018 Apr 21 2021 Jun 13 1
Nyamulagira DR Congo 2018 Apr 18 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 0
Kadovar Papua New Guinea 2018 Jan 5 2023 May 14 2
Semeru Indonesia 2017 Jun 6 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 4
Ol Doinyo Lengai Tanzania 2017 Apr 9 2024 Jun 1 (continuing) 0
Aira Japan 2017 Mar 25 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 2
Sangeang Api Indonesia 2017 Feb 25 2020 Jun 10 2
Bezymianny Russia 2016 Dec 5 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 3
Sabancaya Peru 2016 Nov 6 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 3
Ebeko Russia 2016 Oct 20 2021 Nov 9 2
Nevados de Chillan Chile 2016 Jan 8 2022 Oct 17 2
Langila Papua New Guinea 2015 Oct 22 (?) 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 2
Masaya Nicaragua 2015 Oct 3 2024 May 22 (continuing) 1
Tofua Tonga 2015 Oct 2 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 0
Pacaya Guatemala 2015 Jun 7 ± 1 days 2021 Aug 13 1
Villarrica Chile 2014 Dec 2 ± 7 days 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 3
Nevado del Ruiz Colombia 2014 Nov 18 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 2
Saunders United Kingdom 2014 Nov 12 2024 Apr 20 (continuing) 1
Manam Papua New Guinea 2014 Jun 29 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 4
Etna Italy 2013 Sep 3 2022 Jun 17 3
Heard Australia 2012 Sep 5 ± 4 days 2024 May 27 (continuing) 0
Reventador Ecuador 2008 Jul 27 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 2
Ibu Indonesia 2008 Apr 5 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 1
Popocatepetl Mexico 2005 Jan 9 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 2
Suwanosejima Japan 2004 Oct 23 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 2
Nyiragongo DR Congo 2002 May 17 (?) 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 2
Fuego Guatemala 2002 Jan 4 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 3
Bagana Papua New Guinea 2000 Feb 28 (in or before) 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 2
Sheveluch Russia 1999 Aug 15 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 4
Erebus Antarctica 1972 Dec 16 (in or before) ± 15 days 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 2
Erta Ale Ethiopia 1967 Jul 2 (in or before) ± 182 days 2024 Apr 19 (continuing) 0
Stromboli Italy 1934 Feb 2 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 2
Dukono Indonesia 1933 Aug 13 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 3
Santa Maria Guatemala 1922 Jun 22 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 3
Yasur Vanuatu 1270 ± 110 years 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 3

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Global Volcanism Program, 2024. [Database] Volcanoes of the World (v. 5.2.0; 6 Jun 2024). Distributed by Smithsonian Institution, compiled by Venzke, E. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.VOTW5-2024.5.2