New Activity / Unrest

Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Cleveland  |  Growth and destruction of six lava domes between June 2014 and February 2017
  • Zhupanovsky  |  Moderate ash plumes continued until 24 March, then an explosion on 20 November 2016
  • Daikoku  |  Explorations in 2014 and 2016 reveal active hydrothermal plumes and sulfur chimney formation
  • Paluweh  |  Two major pyroclastic flows in February and August 2013; five fatalities on 10 August 2013
  • Klyuchevskoy  |  Mixed explosive and effusive eruption ongoing from August 2015 through March 2017
  • Alaid  |  Ash plumes and lava flow, October 2015 to August 2016
  • Ahyi  |  Hydrothermal activity continues in December 2014
  • 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

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15 June 2017 Database updated (4.6.0). General updates to volcano data, lists, and eruption histories. Completed audit of missing elevation data for Holocene volcanoes. As of this update we list 1,495 volcanoes thought to have erupted or been otherwise volcanically active during the Holocene, and 1,179 on the Pleistocene list.

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.

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