22 volcanoes actively erupting, 43 volcanoes with ongoing eruptions: We are in a period of high volcanic activity

07-08-2018

There are around 20 volcanoes actively erupting at any particular time. Last week, the Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (WVAR) reported 22 actively erupting volcanoes and 43 continuous erupting volcanoes. We are in a phase of increased volcanic activity.