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Recent Bulletin Reports


  • Manam  |  Large ash plume to 19.8 km on 31 July 2015; persistent thermal anomalies during 2014-2016
  • Axial Seamount  |  Research cruise and new bathymetry reveals lava flows from the 2015 eruption
  • Poas  |  Phreatic explosions from the crater lake in June-August 2016
  • Soputan  |  Ash plumes to over 12 km altitude, lava flows, pyroclastic flows, and Strombolian activity during January-February 2016
  • Barren Island  |  Intermittent ash plumes and thermal anomalies continue from July 2014 through February 2017
  • Gamalama  |  Weak explosion generates ash plumes during 3-4 August 2016
  • Kuchinoerabujima  |  Explosions on 3 August 2014, 29-30 May 2015 (with pyroclastic flow), and 18-19 June 2015
  • Pavlof  |  Ash plume to 11 km on 27 March 2016 that drifted 1,200 km NE; multiple smaller ash events through July 2016
  • Karangetang  |  Intermittent ash plumes, lava flows, pyroclastic flows, and lahars; persistent thermal anomalies, June 2014-December 2016
  • Sinabung  |  Eruption continues during May-October 2016; multiple fatalities from pyroclastic flows and lahars
  • Veniaminof  |  Lava flows, Strombolian activity, and ash plumes during 13 June-17 October 2013
  • Zavodovski  |  Eruption of ash and steam observed in June 2016

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8 May 2017 Database updated (4.5.6). General updates to volcano lists and eruptions, current eruptions updated through 1 March, and revised deformation data with images and references.

31 March 2017 Database updated (4.5.5). Added Deformation Activity data through new dedicated search page and on 198 volcano profiles.

15 February 2017 Database updated (4.5.4). Added Emission Activity data through new dedicated search page and on 118 volcano profiles. Updated Smithsonian Samples data, including new fields. Added volcano-specific links to WOVOdat pages.

16 December 2016 Database updated (4.5.3). Current eruptions updated through 14 December 2016. Removed additional volcanoes from the Holocene list and added more to the Pleistocene list.

9 November 2016 Database updated (4.5.2).

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