Birth Pangs: There Are Currently 45 Volcanoes Around The Globe Erupting, And Another 52 Showing Signs Of Erupting So Far This Year

Volcanoes of the World database update.

There were 45 ongoing eruptions as of 17 April 2020, with eruptive activity from 52 volcanoes at some point so far this year.

45 ongoing volcanic eruptions around the world, There are currently at least 45 volcanoes with ongoing eruptions
There are currently at least 45 volcanoes with ongoing eruptions as of today.

Although detailed statistics are not kept on daily activity, generally there are around 20 volcanoes actively erupting at any particular time.

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Overall there are 45 volcanoes with ongoing eruptions as of the Stop Dates indicated, and as reported through the last data update (17 April 2020) and shown in the diagram below.

Just a reminder that yesterday was the 30th anniversary of the Redoubt volcanic eruption on April 21, 1990. Here a picture:

redoubt volcanic eruption 1990
Redoubt eruption on April 21, 1990, 30 years ago today. It was the Last of 23 major explosive events between December 1989 and April 1990. The 1989-90 eruption of Redoubt seriously affected the populace, commerce, and oil production throughout the Cook Inlet region and air traffic as far away as Texas. Total estimated economic costs are $160 million (Tuck and others, 1992), making this eruption of Redoubt the second costliest in U.S. history. More information on all Alaska’s volcanoes is always at avo.alaska.edu Photograph by J. Warren, USGS, April 21, 1990.

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
Rincon de la Vieja Costa Rica 2020 Jan 31 2020 Apr 17 (continuing)
Kuchinoerabujima Japan 2020 Jan 11 2020 Apr 17 (continuing)
Nishinoshima Japan 2019 Dec 5 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 1
Kikai Japan 2019 Nov 2 2020 Apr 16 (continuing)
Klyuchevskoy Russia 2019 Oct 24 2020 Apr 17 (continuing)
Nevado del Ruiz Colombia 2019 Jul 23 2020 Apr 13 (continuing)
Shishaldin United States 2019 Jul 23 2020 Apr 9 (continuing)
Asosan Japan 2019 Apr 16 2020 Apr 17 (continuing)
Sangay Ecuador 2019 Mar 26 2020 Apr 17 (continuing)
Tinakula Solomon Islands 2018 Dec 8 (in or before) 2020 Apr 11 (continuing) 2
Karangetang Indonesia 2018 Nov 25 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 2
Barren Island India 2018 Sep 25 2020 Apr 16 (continuing) 1
Krakatau Indonesia 2018 Jun 18 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 3
Merapi Indonesia 2018 May 11 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 3
Kerinci Indonesia 2018 Apr 21 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 1
Nyamuragira DR Congo 2018 Apr 18 2020 Apr 7 (continuing) 0
Kadovar Papua New Guinea 2018 Jan 5 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 2
Sangeang Api Indonesia 2017 Jul 15 2020 Mar 30 (continuing) 2
Ol Doinyo Lengai Tanzania 2017 Apr 9 2020 Mar 24 (continuing) 0
Aira Japan 2017 Mar 25 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 1
Sabancaya Peru 2016 Nov 6 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 3
Ebeko Russia 2016 Oct 20 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 2
Nevados de Chillan Chile 2016 Jan 8 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 2
Masaya Nicaragua 2015 Oct 3 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 1
Pacaya Guatemala 2015 Jun 7 ± 1 days 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 1
Villarrica Chile 2014 Dec 2 ± 7 days 2020 Apr 13 (continuing) 1
Saunders United Kingdom 2014 Nov 12 2020 Jan 28 (continuing) 1
Manam Papua New Guinea 2014 Jun 29 2020 Apr 9 (continuing) 2
Semeru Indonesia 2014 Apr 1 ± 15 days 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 3
Etna Italy 2013 Sep 3 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 2
Heard Australia 2012 Sep 5 ± 4 days 2020 Apr 10 (continuing) 0
Bezymianny Russia 2010 May 21 (?) 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 3
Reventador Ecuador 2008 Jul 27 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 2
Ibu Indonesia 2008 Apr 5 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 1
Popocatepetl Mexico 2005 Jan 9 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 2
Suwanosejima Japan 2004 Oct 23 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 2
Nyiragongo DR Congo 2002 May 17 (?) 2020 Apr 16 (continuing) 2
Fuego Guatemala 2002 Jan 4 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 3
Bagana Papua New Guinea 2000 Feb 28 (in or before) 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 2
Sheveluch Russia 1999 Aug 15 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 4
Erebus Antarctica 1972 Dec 16 (in or before) ± 15 days 2020 Apr 18 (continuing) 2
Stromboli Italy 1934 Feb 2 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 2
Dukono Indonesia 1933 Aug 13 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 3
Santa Maria Guatemala 1922 Jun 22 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 3
Yasur Vanuatu 1774 Jul 2 (in or before) ± 182 days 2020 Apr 17 (continuing) 3

Original Article:https://strangesounds.org/2020/04/volcanic-eruption-right-now-map.html

Read More:Seismic Unrest And Volcanic Activity Intensifies Around The Globe

 

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