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Recent Volcanic Activity

(Bold indicates activity in 2011)

The following table shows the recent and ongoing volcanic history around the world by year of activity and volcano name.

Volcano Start date of eruption
Adatara, Honshu, Japan 1997
Akan, Hokkaido, Japan 2006
Akutan, Alaska 1996
Ambrym Island, Vanuatu 2007
Amukta, Alaska 1996
Anatahan, Mariana Islands 2007
Aoba, Ambae Island, Vanuatu 2006
Arenal, Costa Rica 2010
Asama, Honshu, Japan 2003
Aso, Kyushu, Japan 2004
Atka, Aleutian Islands, United States 2006
Augustine, Cook Inlet, Alaska, United States 2006
Axial Seamount 1998
Bamus, New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea 2006
Bandai, Honshu, Japan 2000
Bagana, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea 2000
Barren Island, Indian Ocean 2010
Batu Tara, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia 2007
Bezymianny, Kamchatka, Russia 2011
Bromo, Java, Indonesia 2000
Bulusan, Philippines 2007
Mount Cameroon, Cameroon 2000
Canlaon, Philippines 2006
Cerro Azul, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador 1998
Cerro Negro, Nicaragua 1999
Chaitén, Chile 2008
Chikurachki, Kurile Islands, Russia 2005
Chiginagak, Alaska 1997
Chuginadak, Alaska 2005
Cleveland, Chuginadak Island, Alaska 2008
Colima, Mexico 1997
Conception, Island of Ometepe, Nicaragua 2009
Copahue, Argentina and Chile 2000
Dempo, Sumatra Indonesia 2006
Dukono, Indonesia 1933
East Epi, Vanuatu 2004
Eastern Gemini Seamount, Vanuatu 1996
Ebeko, Kuril Islands, Russia 2007
Egoni, Indonesia 2004
Erebus, East Antarctica 1972
Erta Ale, Ethiopia 2003
Etna, Sicily, Italy 2007
Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland 2010
Fernandina, Galápagos 1995
Fogo, Cape Verde 1995
Piton de la Fournaise, France 2010
Fourpeaked, Alaska Peninsula, United States 2006
Fuego, Guatemala 2002
Fukutoku-Okanoba, Japan 2010
Galeras, Colombia 2008
Gamalama, Indonesia 2003
Gaua, Vanuatu 2009
Grimsvotn, Iceland 2011
Guagua Pichincha, Ecuador 2006
Hachijo-Jima, Izu Islands, Japan 2002
Hakkoda, Japan 1997
Heard Island, Southern Indian Ocean, Australia 2006
Hekla, Iceland 2000
Mount Hili Aludo, Indonesia 1997
Hokkaido, Japan 2006
Home Reef, Tonga Islands, Tonga 2006
Hosho, Kyushu, Japan 1995
Ibu, Indonesia 2008
Ijen, Java, Indonesia 2001
Iwate-san, Honshu, Japan 1998
Jackson Segment, N. Gorda Ridge (nr. Oregon) 2001
Kaba, Sumatra, Indonesia 2000
Mount Karangetang, Indonesia 2007
Karthala, Comoros Islands, Indian Ocean 2007
Karymsky, Kamchatka, Russia 2001
Katla, Iceland 2011
Kavachi Seamount, Solomon Islands 2004
Kelut, Java, Indonesia 2006
Kick-'em-Jenny (nr. Grenada) 2003
Kikai, Japan 2004
Kirishima, Japan 2010
Kizimen, Russia 2010
Kliuchevskoi, Kamchatka, Russia 2009
Komagatake, Hokkaido, Japan 2000
Korovin, Alaska 1998
Krakatau, Indonesia 2001
Langila, New Britain, P.N.G. 2007
Lamongan, Indonesia 2003
Lascar, Chile 2007
Leroboleng, Indonesia 2003
Mount Lewotobi, Indonesia 2003
Llaima, Chile 2008
Loihi Seamount, Hawaii 1996
Lokon, Sulawesi, Indonesia 2003
Long Valley caldera, California 1996
Lopevi, Central Islands, Vanuatu 2007
La Madera, Nicaragua 1996
Manam, Papua New Guinea 2010
Maroa, New Zealand 2001
Mauna Loa, Hawaii 2003
Mayon, Philippines 2009
McDonald Island, Australia 1996
Merapi, Indonesia 2007
Marapi, Indonesia 2011
Metis Shoal, Tonga 1995
Momotombo, Nicaragua 1996
Monowai Seamount, Kermadec Islands 1997
Nabro, Eritrea 2011
Nevado Del Huila, Colombia 2008
Nyamuragira, Congo (Dem. Rep.) 2010
Nyiragongo, Congo (Dem. Rep.) 2002
Okmok, Alaska 1997
Ol Doinya Lengai, Tanzania, Africa 2006
Oyama, Miyake-jima, Izu Islands, Japan 2006
Pacaya, Guatemala 2007
Pagan, Mariana Islands, central Pacific Ocean 2006
Pago, Papua New Guinea 2004
Papandayan, Java, Indonesia 2002
Pavlof, Alaska 1997
Peuet Sague, Indonesia 1998
Piparo, Trinidad 1997
Piton de la Fournaise, Réunion 2007
Planchón-Peteroa, Chile 2011
Poas, Costa Rica 2006
Popocatepetl, Mexico 2007
Puyehue-Cordón Caulle, Chile 2011
Rabaul, Papua New Guinea 2008
Raoul Island, New Zealand 2006
Redoubt, Alaska 2009
Reventador, Ecuador 2007
Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica 1998
Ritter Island, Papua New Guinea 2006
Rotorua, New Zealand 2001
Ruapehu, New Zealand 2006
Ruby Seamount, Mariana Islands 1995
Mount St. Helens, Washington 2008
Sakura-Jima, Japan 1955
San Cristobal, Nicaragua 2006
San Miguel, El Salvador 2006
Sangay, Ecuador 1934
Santa Ana, El Salvador 2006
Santa Maria, Guatemala 1922
Semeru, Java, Indonesia 1967
Shiveluch, Kamchatka, Russia 1999
Shin-dake, Kuchinoerabujima Island, Japan 1999
Shishaldin, Unimak Island, Alaska 2000
Simbo, Solomon Islands 2006
Slamet, Java Indonesia 2007
Soputan, Indonesia 2006
Soufriere Hills, United Kingdom 2005
South Sister, Oregon 2001
Stromboli, Italy 1934
Sulu Range, New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea 2006
Suwanose-Jima Ryukyu Islands, Japan 2004
Tavurvur, Papua New Guinea 2000
Taal, Philippines 2006
Talang, Indonesia 2007
Telica, Nicaragua 2007
Tengger Caldera, Java, Indonesia 2006
Terceira, Azores 1999
Tinakula, Solomon Islands 2008
Tofua, Tonga 2011
Tongariro Volcanic Centre, New Zealand 2006
Tungurahua, Ecuador 2010
Turrialba, Costa Rica 2010
Ubinas, Peru 2007
Ulawun, Papua New Guinea 2007
Usu, Japan 2000
Veniaminof, Alaska 2006
Villarrica, Chile 2009
White Island, New Zealand 2007
Yasur, Tanna Island, Vanuatu 2004
Yellowstone, Wyoming 1998
Zacatecas, Mexico 1997
Source: Global Volcanism Program. Web: volcano.und.edu/vw.html .

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