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Current Eruptions

Overall there are 44 volcanoes with ongoing eruptions as of the Stop Dates indicated, and as reported through the last data update (4 June 2020), sorted with the most recently started eruption at the top. Information about more recently started eruptions can be found in the Weekly Report.

Although detailed statistics are not kept on daily activity, generally there are around 20 volcanoes actively erupting on any particular day. The Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (WVAR) for the week ending on 4 August 2020 includes the 17 volcanoes bolded and shown below in the WVAR column (rollover for report).

An eruption marked as "continuing" does not always mean that the activity is continuous or happening today, but that there have been at least some intermittent eruptive events at that volcano without a break of at least 3 months since it started. An eruption listed here also might have ended since the last public data update, or at the update time a firm end date had not yet been determined due to potential renewed activity.

Volcano Country Eruption Start Date Eruption Stop Date Max VEI WVAR
Cleveland United States 2020 Jun 1 2020 Jun 1 (continuing)
Karymsky Russia 2020 Apr 1 ± 9 days 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) Yes
Rincon de la Vieja Costa Rica 2020 Jan 31 2020 Jun 4 (continuing)
Kuchinoerabujima Japan 2020 Jan 11 2020 Jun 4 (continuing)
Nishinoshima Japan 2019 Dec 5 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 1 Yes
Klyuchevskoy Russia 2019 Oct 24 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 2
Asosan Japan 2019 Apr 16 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 2
Sangay Ecuador 2019 Mar 26 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 2
Tinakula Solomon Islands 2018 Dec 8 (in or before) 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 2
Karangetang Indonesia 2018 Nov 25 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 2
Barren Island India 2018 Sep 25 2020 May 22 (continuing) 1
Krakatau Indonesia 2018 Jun 18 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 3
Merapi Indonesia 2018 May 11 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 3
Nyamuragira DR Congo 2018 Apr 18 2020 Jun 1 (continuing) 0
Kadovar Papua New Guinea 2018 Jan 5 2020 Jun 3 (continuing) 2 Yes
Nevado del Ruiz Colombia 2017 Dec 18 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 2 Yes
Sangeang Api Indonesia 2017 Jul 15 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 2
Ol Doinyo Lengai Tanzania 2017 Apr 9 2020 Jun 2 (continuing) 0
Aira Japan 2017 Mar 25 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 1
Sabancaya Peru 2016 Nov 6 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 3
Ebeko Russia 2016 Oct 20 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 2 Yes
Nevados de Chillan Chile 2016 Jan 8 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 2
Masaya Nicaragua 2015 Oct 3 2020 May 18 (continuing) 1
Pacaya Guatemala 2015 Jun 7 ± 1 days 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 1 Yes
Villarrica Chile 2014 Dec 2 ± 7 days 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 1
Saunders United Kingdom 2014 Nov 12 2020 Jun 1 (continuing) 1
Manam Papua New Guinea 2014 Jun 29 2020 May 14 (continuing) 2 Yes
Semeru Indonesia 2014 Apr 1 ± 15 days 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 3 Yes
Etna Italy 2013 Sep 3 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 2
Heard Australia 2012 Sep 5 ± 4 days 2020 May 3 (continuing) 0
Bezymianny Russia 2010 May 21 (?) 2020 Jun 3 (continuing) 3
Reventador Ecuador 2008 Jul 27 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 2
Ibu Indonesia 2008 Apr 5 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 1 Yes
Popocatepetl Mexico 2005 Jan 9 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 2
Suwanosejima Japan 2004 Oct 23 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 2 Yes
Nyiragongo DR Congo 2002 May 17 (?) 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 2
Fuego Guatemala 2002 Jan 4 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 3 Yes
Bagana Papua New Guinea 2000 Feb 28 (in or before) 2020 Jun 2 (continuing) 2
Sheveluch Russia 1999 Aug 15 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 4 Yes
Erebus Antarctica 1972 Dec 16 (in or before) ± 15 days 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 2
Stromboli Italy 1934 Feb 2 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 2
Dukono Indonesia 1933 Aug 13 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 3 Yes
Santa Maria Guatemala 1922 Jun 22 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 3 Yes
Yasur Vanuatu 1774 Jul 2 (in or before) ± 182 days 2020 Jun 4 (continuing) 3
Report for Kadovar
Based on satellite and wind model data, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 30 July an ash plume from Kadovar rose to an altitude of 1.5 km (5,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NW. An ash plume rose to 1.2 km (4,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NW on 3 August.
Report for Manam
RVO reported that seismicity at Manam began increasing on 16 July and fluctuated between low and moderate levels through the 29th. A slow steady increase of RSAM values was recorded on 30 July, and RVO stated that an observer had reported that incandescent material had been ejected from the summit. The Darwin VAAC noted that a sustained and intense thermal anomaly was visible in satellite images that same day. During 31 July-1 August ash plumes drifted NW at an altitude of 4.3 (14,000 ft) a.s.l. and a lava flow at the summit was visible.
Report for Langila
Based on analyses of satellite imagery and wind-model data, the Darwin VAAC reported that during 1-3 August ash plumes from Langila rose to an altitude of 2.4 km (8,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NW and W. A thermal anomaly over the volcano was visible on 3 August. Ash plumes became diffuse later on 3 August, rising to 1.8 km (6,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifting NW.
Report for Semeru
PVMBG reported that activity at Semeru continued during 29 July-4 August, though weather conditions often prevented visual confirmation. White-and-gray ash plumes rose 200-400 m above the summit and drifted S on 29 July. The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-4), and the public was reminded to stay outside of the general 1-km radius from the summit and 4 km on the SSE flank.
Report for Dukono
Based on information from PVMBG and satellite data, the Darwin VAAC reported that ash plumes from Dukono rose to 2.1 km (7,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted in multiple directions during 29 July-3 August. The Alert Level remained at a 2 (on a scale of 1-4), and the public was warned to remain outside of the 2-km exclusion zone.
Report for Ibu
PVMBG reported that during 29-30 July white-to-gray plumes rose 200-800 m above Ibu’s summit and drifted NW; weather conditions prevented visual observations during 31 July-1 August. The Darwin VAAC reported a thermal anomaly in satellite images on 31 July. The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-4), and the public was warned to stay at least 2 km away from the active crater, and 3.5 km away on the N side.
Report for Suwanosejima
JMA reported that nighttime incandescence at Suwanosejima’s Ontake Crater was occasionally visible during 24-31 July. Occasional eruptive events were recorded. An explosion at 1200 on 27 July generated a gray plume that rose as high as 2 km above the crater rim. The Tokyo VAAC reported that during 1-3 August ash plumes rose to 1.8-2.4 km (6,000-8,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NW and W. The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a 5-level scale).
Report for Nishinoshima
Based on satellite data, the Tokyo VAAC reported that during 29 July-3 August ash plumes from Nishinoshima rose to 3.4-5.8 km (11,000-19,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted in multiple directions. Strong sulfur dioxide signatures continued to be detected in satellite data.
Report for Ebeko
KVERT reported that a thermal anomaly over Ebeko was identified in satellite images during 23-24 and 28 July. Volcanologists in Severo-Kurilsk (Paramushir Island), about 7 km E, observed explosions during 26-30 July that sent ash plumes up to 3.5 km (11,500 ft) a.s.l. and drifted S and E. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange (the second highest level on a four-color scale).
Report for Karymsky
KVERT reported that a thermal anomaly over Karymsky was identified in satellite images during 24-31 July. Strombolian and Vulcanian explosions during 27-30 July produced ash plumes that rose to 3-3.5 km (10,000-11,500 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 250 km SW and SE. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange (the second highest level on a four-color scale).
Report for Sheveluch
KVERT reported that a thermal anomaly over Sheveluch was identified in satellite images during 24-31 July. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange (the second highest level on a four-color scale).
Report for Santa Maria
INSIVUMEH reported that during 29 July-4 August explosions at Santa María's Santiaguito lava-dome complex generated ash plumes that rose 900 m above the crater and drifted as far as 1 km W and SW. Avalanches of blocks descended the SE, S, and SW flanks of Caliente cone; some reached the base of the cone and were sometimes accompanied by small pyroclastic flows. Minor ashfall was noted in areas downwind including San Marcos (10 km SW), Loma Linda (6 km WSW), and Palajunoj (18 km SSW) during 29-30 July and 2-4 August.
Report for Fuego
INSIVUMEH reported that at 2050 on 29 July lahars descended the Las Lajas and El Jute drainages on Fuego’s SE flanks. There were 6-13 explosions per hour recorded during 29 July-4 August, generating ash plumes as high as 1.1 km above the crater rim that generally drifted 15-20 km NW, W, and SW. Shock waves rattled buildings within a 20-km radius, particularly in areas on the S flank. Incandescent material ejected 100-350 m high caused avalanches of blocks in the Ceniza (SSW), Seca (W), Trinidad (S), Taniluyá (SW), Las Lajas, and Honda drainages; avalanches sometimes reached vegetated areas. Ashfall was reported in several areas downwind including Morelia (9 km SW), Panimaché I and II (8 km SW), Finca Palo Verde, San Pedro Yepocapa (8 km NW), and Sangre de Cristo (8 km WSW).
Report for Pacaya
INSIVUMEH reported that during 29 July-3 August Strombolian explosions at Pacaya’s Mackenney Crater ejected material as high as 150 m above the crater rim. No active lava flows were visible.
Report for Telica
SINAPRED reported that 7-10 gas-and-ash explosions at Telica on 29 July generated plumes that rose 30-60 m above the crater rim and drifted N.
Report for Turrialba
At 0946 on 29 July an eruptive event generated a plume that rose 200-300 m above Turrialba’s crater rim. Several ash eruptions (10) were recorded for a period starting at 2010 on 30 July and ending at 0940 on 31 July. Each event lasted less than 10 minutes and plumes rose no higher than 200 m. An incandescent area was visible on the SW wall of the crater. At 0746 on 1 August a plume rose 500 m and at 0545 on 4 August a plume rose 300 m.
Report for Nevado del Ruiz
Servicio Geológico Colombiano’s (SGC) reported that a seismic signal associated with fluid movement beneath Nevado del Ruiz was recorded at 0636 on 30 July. Concurrently a small gas-and-ash plume visible with the webcam rose as high as 560 m above the summit. The Alert Level remained at 3, Yellow (the second lowest level on a four-color scale).