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What was erupting in the year...?

There were 75 confirmed eruptions at some point during 2023 from 71 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
Lewotobi Indonesia 2023 Dec 23 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 2
Reykjanes Iceland 2023 Dec 18 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 1
Kanaga United States 2023 Dec 18 2023 Dec 18 1
Tengger Caldera Indonesia 2023 Dec 13 2023 Dec 13 1
Ambae Vanuatu 2023 Dec 11 2023 Dec 21 2
Marapi Indonesia 2023 Dec 3 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 2
Poas Costa Rica 2023 Dec 1 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 1
Purace Colombia 2023 Nov 16 2023 Nov 16 1
Ioto Japan 2023 Oct 18 2024 Mar 16 1
Home Reef Tonga 2023 Oct 12 2023 Oct 19 1
Ruby United States 2023 Sep 14 2023 Sep 15 1
Poas Costa Rica 2023 Aug 2 2023 Aug 11 1
Dempo Indonesia 2023 Jul 25 2023 Aug 21 2
Ulawun Papua New Guinea 2023 Jul 18 2023 Dec 31 3
Shishaldin United States 2023 Jul 11 ± 1 days 2023 Nov 3 3
Fagradalsfjall Iceland 2023 Jul 10 2023 Aug 5 0
San Cristobal Nicaragua 2023 Jul 5 2023 Jul 5 1
Piton de la Fournaise France 2023 Jul 2 2023 Aug 10 0
Ubinas Peru 2023 Jun 22 2023 Dec 15 3
Klyuchevskoy Russia 2023 Jun 22 2023 Dec 31 3
Mayon Philippines 2023 Apr 27 ± 2 days 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 2
Ulawun Papua New Guinea 2023 Mar 28 2023 Mar 28 1
Ambae Vanuatu 2023 Feb 20 2023 May 28 2
East Epi Vanuatu 2023 Jan 31 2023 Feb 23 1
Chikurachki Russia 2023 Jan 28 2023 Feb 8 2
Marapi Indonesia 2023 Jan 7 2023 Mar 17 1
Barren Island India 2022 Dec 30 2023 Aug 18 2
Lascar Chile 2022 Dec 10 2023 Feb 3 ± 1 days 3
Etna Italy 2022 Nov 27 2024 Apr 10 2
Ahyi United States 2022 Nov 18 ± 1 days 2023 Jun 11 1
San Miguel El Salvador 2022 Nov 15 2023 May 27 2
Cotopaxi Ecuador 2022 Oct 21 2023 Jul 6 2
Kerinci Indonesia 2022 Oct 15 2023 Feb 27 2
Nishinoshima Japan 2022 Oct 1 2023 Oct 13 2
Kaitoku Seamount Japan 2022 Aug 18 2023 Jan 26 0
Ebeko Russia 2022 Jun 11 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 2
Kilauea United States 2021 Sep 29 2023 Sep 16 0
Rincon de la Vieja Costa Rica 2021 Jun 28 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 2
Krakatau Indonesia 2021 May 25 2023 Dec 20 2
Great Sitkin United States 2021 May 25 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 2
Semisopochnoi United States 2021 Feb 2 ± 2 days 2023 May 5 2
Merapi Indonesia 2020 Dec 31 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 1
Lewotolok Indonesia 2020 Nov 27 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 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
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
Bezymianny Russia 2016 Dec 5 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 3
Sabancaya Peru 2016 Nov 6 2024 Jun 6 (continuing) 3
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
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
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