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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Suwanosejima  |  Small ash plumes continued during January through June 2019
  • Great Sitkin  |  Small steam explosions in early June 2019
  • Ibu  |  Frequent ash plumes and small lava flows active in the crater through June 2019
  • Ebeko  |  Continuing frequent moderate explosions though May 2019; ashfall in Severo-Kurilsk
  • Klyuchevskoy  |  Weak thermal anomalies and moderate Strombolian-type eruptions in September 2018-June 2019
  • Yasur  |  Strong thermal activity with incandescent ejecta continues, February-May 2019
  • Bagana  |  Infrequent thermal anomalies, no ash emissions, February-May 2019
  • Ambae  |  Declining thermal activity and no explosions during February-May 2019
  • Sangay  |  Explosion on 26 March 2019; activity from 10 May through June produced ash plumes, lava flows, and pyroclastic flows
  • Kadovar  |  Ash emissions and thermal anomalies during October 2018-April 2019; lava emissions at the E flank coast and summit area
  • Sarychev Peak  |  Brief ash emission reported on 16 May 2019
  • Nyiragongo  |  Lava lake remains active through May 2019; three new vents around the secondary cone

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6 August 2019 Database updated (4.8.2). General updates to volcano data.

11 July 2019 Database updated (4.8.1). Current eruptions updated through 11 July 2019.

5 July 2019 Added another 800 scanned maps to the website, for a total of 3,728 now available through the volcano profile pages.

27 June 2019 Press Release from Bulletin of Volcanology about renewed activity at Ubinas.

E3 Web Application

The "Eruptions, Earthquakes, & Emissions" web application (or "E3") is a time-lapse animation of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes since 1960. It also shows volcanic gas emissions (sulfur dioxide, SO2) since 1978 — the first year satellites were available to provide global monitoring of SO2.

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