Confirmed Volcanic Eruptions Stable This Century Averaging Around 40 Per Year
Although 2016 was a relatively average year for the world's active volcanoes, the activity that did take place was still spectacular.
Out of an estimated 1,500 active volcanoes, 44 erupted in 2016, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava.
Volcano eruptions of 2014 and all eruptions since 1600 to present
A total of 41 volcano eruptions where confirmed in the year 2014, which you can see on the wonderful graph below which falls into an average figure for the last 60 years or so.
The largest eruption of the year was the Kelut Volcano in Java, Indonesia measuring 4 on the Volcanic Explosivity Index, ( VEI).