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The present list contains all volcanoes, which have received updates (news) or Volcanic Ash Advisories (VAAC) reports during the selected (or current) year / month. It fairly well reflects which volcanoes have been most active during this time.
However, it is not the same as the number of volcanoes that have actually erupted, because it includes volcanoes that have only shown unrest (but no eruption following) or were updated for other interesting events as well. Although quite close, the data is not complete for a variety of reasons, mainly:
- Some eruptions world-wide still go unnoticed, especially in remote areas, as well as most submarine ones.
- Some volcanoes might erupt or be in near-persistent eruption without triggering VAAC reports.
- As we are a small team only, we can not provide complete cover of all eruptions occurring (contributions welcome!)
- VAAC reports are available from Nov 2012 on while our systematic collection of volcano news goes back to 2008.

Volcano statistics:

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Map of active volcanoes with reports (news or ash advisories) in 2012
SakurajimaKyushu, Japan67185252
Paluwehoff Flores Island, Indonesia23134157
PopocatépetlCentral Mexico1319140
El HierroCanary Islands (Spain)67n/a67
Nevado del RuizColombia59n/a59
Batu TaraSunda Islands, Indonesia42951
EtnaSicily, Italy47n/a47
ManamPapua New Guinea152742
Lokon-EmpungNorth Sulawesi, Indonesia181634
San CristobalNicaragua211132
SantoriniCyclades, Greece28n/a28
StromboliEolian Islands, Italy25n/a25
ClevelandAleutian Islands, Alaska25n/a25
Little SitkinWestern Aleutian Islands20n/a20
TongariroNorth Island, New Zealand19n/a19
KrakatauSunda Strait, Indonesia18n/a18
BaganaBougainville Island, Papua New Guinea16117
White IslandNew Zealand17n/a17
Puyehue-Cordón CaulleCentral Chile and Argentina, South America15n/a15
Tjörnes Fracture ZoneNorth of Iceland15n/a15
PaganMariana Islands9514
BezymiannyCentral Kamchatka Depression, Kamchatka13n/a13
Soufriere HillsMontserrat, West Indies (UK)12n/a12
Nevado del HuilaColombia12n/a12
KatlaSouthern Iceland12n/a12
IliamnaCook Inlet (SW Alaska)9n/a9
San MiguelEl Salvador9n/a9
TurrialbaCosta Rica9n/a9
DukonoHalmahera, Indonesia8n/a8
MerapiCentral Java, Indonesia7n/a7
GorelySouthern Kamchatka7n/a7
IjenEast Java, Indonesia7n/a7
HeardAustralia, Southern Indian Ocean7n/a7
AskjaCentral Iceland6n/a6
LangilaNew Britain, Papua New Guinea246
Mammoth MountainCalifornia, USA5n/a5
RaungEast Java, Indonesia5n/a5
SoputanNorth Sulawesi, Indonesia5n/a5
RuapehuNorth Island, New Zealand5n/a5
AlaidAtlasov Island, Northern Kuriles5n/a5
MarapiWestern Sumatra, Indonesia5n/a5
ChirpoiKurile Islands, Russia5n/a5
Erta AleDanakil depression, Ethiopia5n/a5
Suwanose-jimaRyukyu Islands, Japan4n/a4
TaalLuzon, Philippines4n/a4
VillarricaCentral Chile4n/a4
KarangetangSiau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia4n/a4
GroznyIturup Island, Kuril Islands4n/a4
SemeruEast Java, Indonesia4n/a4
PoasCosta Rica4n/a4
TangkubanparahuWest Java, Indonesia3n/a3
SirungPantar Island, Indonesia3n/a3
GamalamaHalmahera, Indonesia3n/a3
LascarNorthern Chile3n/a3
MichaelUnited Kingdom, South Sandwich Is3n/a3
UlawunNew Britain, Papua New Guinea3n/a3
Rincón de la ViejaCosta Rica3n/a3
Havre SeamountKermandec Islands3n/a3
KanagaAndreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska3n/a3
LewotoloLesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia3n/a3
ArenalCosta Rica3n/a3
Jebel ZubairRed Sea, Yemen3n/a3
YasurTanna Island, Vanuatu2n/a2
TofuaTonga Islands2n/a2
MayonLuzon Island, Philippines2n/a2
Long ValleyCalifornia2n/a2
KirishimaKyushu, Japan2n/a2
KrísuvíkSouthwestern Iceland2n/a2
SlametCentral Java, Indonesia2n/a2
MonowaiKermandec Islands, New Zealand2n/a2
BulusanLuzon Island, Philippines2n/a2
GamkonoraHalmahera, Indonesia2n/a2
BromoEast Java, Indonesia2n/a2
TamboraSumbawa, Indonesia2n/a2
Mt FujiHonshu, Japan2n/a2
TinakulaSanta Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands2n/a2
GalunggungWest Java, Indonesia2n/a2
Rabaul (Tavurvur)New Britain, Papua New Guinea2n/a2
Salton ButtesCalifornia, Canada and USA (mainland)2n/a2
ReykjanesReykjanes peninsula (SW Iceland)2n/a2
BrennisteinsfjöllReykjanes Peninsula, SW Iceland2n/a2
NisyrosDodecanese Islands, Greece2n/a2
Iwo-jimaVolcano Islands, Japan2n/a2
ZavodovskiSouth Sandwich Islands (UK)2n/a2
KarthalaComores, western Indian Ocean2n/a2
YellowstoneWyoming, USA2n/a2
Fukutoku-OkanobaVolcano Islands, Japan2n/a2
Aoga-shimaIzu Islands, Japan1n/a1
TondanoSulawesi & Sangihe Islands, Indonesia1n/a1
ChangbaishanChina / North Korea border1n/a1
Sangeang ApiIndonesia1n/a1
TokachiHokkaido, Japan1n/a1
AdataraFukushima province, Japan1n/a1
CosoCalifornia, Canada and USA (mainland)1n/a1
IbuHalmahera, Indonesia1n/a1
Ol Doinyo LengaiTanzania1n/a1
KverkfjöllEastern Iceland1n/a1
IslugaNorthern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, South America1n/a1
LoihiUnited States, Hawaiian Islands1n/a1
Singu PlateauBurma (Myanmar)1n/a1
Boomerang SeamountFrance, Southern Indian Ocean1n/a1
Laacher SeeGermany1n/a1
RanakahFlores, Indonesia1n/a1
Mount RainierWashington, USA1n/a1
San SalvadorEl Salvador1n/a1
CallaquiCentral Chile and Argentina, South America1n/a1
Cerro NegroNicaragua1n/a1
Las PilasNicaragua1n/a1
Puntiagudo-Cordón CenizosCentral Chile and Argentina, South America1n/a1
KarkarNortheast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea1n/a1
PapandayanWest Java, Indonesia1n/a1
CanlaonCentral Philippines, Philippines1n/a1
Ojos del SaladoNorthern Chile / Argentina1n/a1
LamonganEast Java, Indonesia1n/a1
UturuncuNorthern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, South America1n/a1
IrazuCosta Rica1n/a1
LewotobiFlores, Indonesia1n/a1
SundoroCentral Java, Indonesia1n/a1
LamingtonNew Guinea, Papua New Guinea1n/a1
PagoNew Britain Island, Papua New Guinea1n/a1
FayalAzores, Portugal1n/a1
San Pedro-PelladoCentral Chile and Argentina, South America1n/a1
SipleMarie Byrd Land, Western Antarctica1n/a1
DempoSumatra, Indonesia1n/a1
BardarbungaCentral Iceland1n/a1
El MistiPeru1n/a1
ReclusSouthern Chile and Argentina, South America1n/a1
TiatiaKunashir Island, Kuril Islands1n/a1
Campi Flegrei (Phlegrean Fields)Italy1n/a1
KikaiRyukyu Islands, Japan1n/a1

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