There Are Currently 45 Ongoing Eruptions With Eruptive Activity From 52 Volcanoes at Some Point 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.

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 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.

VolcanoCountryEruption Start DateEruption Stop DateMax VEI
Rincon de la ViejaCosta Rica2020 Jan 312020 Apr 17 (continuing)
KuchinoerabujimaJapan2020 Jan 112020 Apr 17 (continuing)
NishinoshimaJapan2019 Dec 52020 Apr 17 (continuing)1
KikaiJapan2019 Nov 22020 Apr 16 (continuing)
KlyuchevskoyRussia2019 Oct 242020 Apr 17 (continuing)
Nevado del RuizColombia2019 Jul 232020 Apr 13 (continuing)
ShishaldinUnited States2019 Jul 232020 Apr 9 (continuing)
AsosanJapan2019 Apr 162020 Apr 17 (continuing)
SangayEcuador2019 Mar 262020 Apr 17 (continuing)
TinakulaSolomon Islands2018 Dec 8 (in or before)2020 Apr 11 (continuing)2
KarangetangIndonesia2018 Nov 252020 Apr 17 (continuing)2
Barren IslandIndia2018 Sep 252020 Apr 16 (continuing)1
KrakatauIndonesia2018 Jun 182020 Apr 17 (continuing)3
MerapiIndonesia2018 May 112020 Apr 17 (continuing)3
KerinciIndonesia2018 Apr 212020 Apr 17 (continuing)1
NyamuragiraDR Congo2018 Apr 182020 Apr 7 (continuing)0
KadovarPapua New Guinea2018 Jan 52020 Apr 17 (continuing)2
Sangeang ApiIndonesia2017 Jul 152020 Mar 30 (continuing)2
Ol Doinyo LengaiTanzania2017 Apr 92020 Mar 24 (continuing)0
AiraJapan2017 Mar 252020 Apr 17 (continuing)1
SabancayaPeru2016 Nov 62020 Apr 17 (continuing)3
EbekoRussia2016 Oct 202020 Apr 17 (continuing)2
Nevados de ChillanChile2016 Jan 82020 Apr 17 (continuing)2
MasayaNicaragua2015 Oct 32020 Apr 17 (continuing)1
PacayaGuatemala2015 Jun 7 ± 1 days2020 Apr 17 (continuing)1
VillarricaChile2014 Dec 2 ± 7 days2020 Apr 13 (continuing)1
SaundersUnited Kingdom2014 Nov 122020 Jan 28 (continuing)1
ManamPapua New Guinea2014 Jun 292020 Apr 9 (continuing)2
SemeruIndonesia2014 Apr 1 ± 15 days2020 Apr 17 (continuing)3
EtnaItaly2013 Sep 32020 Apr 17 (continuing)2
HeardAustralia2012 Sep 5 ± 4 days2020 Apr 10 (continuing)0
BezymiannyRussia2010 May 21 (?)2020 Apr 17 (continuing)3
ReventadorEcuador2008 Jul 272020 Apr 17 (continuing)2
IbuIndonesia2008 Apr 52020 Apr 17 (continuing)1
PopocatepetlMexico2005 Jan 92020 Apr 17 (continuing)2
SuwanosejimaJapan2004 Oct 232020 Apr 17 (continuing)2
NyiragongoDR Congo2002 May 17 (?)2020 Apr 16 (continuing)2
FuegoGuatemala2002 Jan 42020 Apr 17 (continuing)3
BaganaPapua New Guinea2000 Feb 28 (in or before)2020 Apr 17 (continuing)2
SheveluchRussia1999 Aug 152020 Apr 17 (continuing)4
ErebusAntarctica1972 Dec 16 (in or before) ± 15 days2020 Apr 18 (continuing)2
StromboliItaly1934 Feb 22020 Apr 17 (continuing)2
DukonoIndonesia1933 Aug 132020 Apr 17 (continuing)3
Santa MariaGuatemala1922 Jun 222020 Apr 17 (continuing)3
YasurVanuatu1774 Jul 2 (in or before) ± 182 days2020 Apr 17 (continuing)3

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  1. Read the book of Revelation and Matthew 24. Just like birth pangs, larger and larger eruptions and earthquakes are going to occur until every mountain comes down and all islands flee away. This will happen just before Jesus comes back! He is coming back soon! Turn and repent! All you have to do is: A. Acknowledge you are a sinner in need of a savior. B. Believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins and rose again on the 3rd day. C. Confess with your mouth, right where you are, that you need Jesus as Lord and Savior.

  2. YOU ain’t seen nothing yet,AS PLANET EARTH moves closer to the crossing of the NIBIRU MINI SOLAR SYSTEM,its going to really get wild,especially here in demonic america..AND YES WAR IS COMING THERE WILL BE “NO FOOD TO BE HAD” at any price..starviation will be everywhere in america,and the world…

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