Recent Bulletin Reports


  • Unnamed  |  Plumes of discolored water seen in satellite imagery during 23-28 January 2017
  • Asosan  |  Lengthy eruptive episode 25 November 2014-May 2015; major explosions on 14 September 2015 and 8 October 2016
  • Etna  |  Major eruptions with lava fountains, ash plumes, and lava flows during January-February, May, and December 2015
  • Semeru  |  Activity diminishes 2009-2013, active lava dome growth 2014-2016
  • Pacaya  |  Steady growth of intra-crater cone during 2016 fills MacKenney Crater
  • Fuego  |  Strombolian activity, lava and pyroclastic flows, lahars, and ash plumes, June 2014-December 2015
  • Tungurahua  |  Nine ash plumes over 10 km altitude 2011-2014; lava flow in April 2014
  • White Island  |  Ongoing unrest, with phreatic activity on 27 April and 13 September 2016
  • Ambrym  |  Occasional low-level ash emissions; lava lakes in Benbow and Marum craters active into April 2017
  • Ibu  |  Dome growth and ash plumes continue during December 2015-March 2017
  • Sabancaya  |  Eruption with continuing ash plumes began on 6 November 2016
  • Pacaya  |  Summary of 2004-2010 eruptions including a fatality in May 2010; lava flows in 2013-2014

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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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