New Activity / Unrest


Recent Bulletin Reports


  • Yasur  |  Frequent explosions and thermal anomalies continue through October 2016
  • Villarrica  |  Lava lake reappears in February 2015 and is ongoing; large ash explosion on 3 March 2015
  • Ubinas  |  Ash plumes to 8 km during April-October 2015; activity ends in February 2016
  • Wolf  |  Explosion on 25 May 2015; lava flows down the E and SE flanks, and into the caldera
  • Asamayama  |  Small explosions on 16 and 19 January 2015
  • Sangeang Api  |  Large explosions in May 2014 followed by thermal anomalies until early November 2015
  • Santa Maria  |  Increased explosive activity, numerous pyroclastic flows from January through June 2016
  • Lewotolo  |  Thermal hotspots during 27 September-4 October 2015
  • Sinabung  |  Eruption that began in September 2013 continues during November 2015-April 2016
  • Nishinoshima  |  Continued ash plumes and lava flows from vent on E side of cone through mid-November 2015
  • Rinjani  |  Ash plumes rose to 6 km and lava flowed into lake, 25 October through 24 December 2015
  • Heard  |  Intermittent thermal activity during 2013-14; plumes detected in 2015 and early 2016

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15 February 2017 Database updated (4.5.4). Added Emission Activity data through new dedicated search page and on volcano profiles. Updated Smithsonian Samples data, including new fields. Added volcano-specific links to WOVOdat pages.

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