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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Ambrym  |  Fissure eruption in mid-December 2018 produces fountaining and lava flows; no activity evident in caldera after 17 December
  • Piton de la Fournaise  |  One-day eruptive events in April and July; 5-week eruption 27 April-1 June 2018
  • Sierra Negra  |  Fissure opens on NNE caldera rim 26 June 2018, NW-flank lava flows reach the sea
  • Great Sitkin  |  Small phreatic explosions in June and August 2018; ash deposit on snow near summit
  • Alaid  |  Small ash plume reported on 21 August 2018
  • Aira  |  Activity increased at Minamidake and decreased at Showa crater in early 2018
  • Suwanosejima  |  Intermittent ash emission continues from January through June 2018
  • Etna  |  Degassing continues, accompanied by intermittent ash emissions and small Strombolian explosions in June and July 2018
  • Stromboli  |  Continued Strombolian activity from five active summit vents through March-June 2018
  • Agung  |  Ash explosions and lava dome effusion continue during January-July 2018
  • Fernandina  |  Brief eruptive episode 16-22 June 2018, lava flows down N flank into the ocean
  • Fuego  |  Pyroclastic flows on 3 June 2018 cause at least 110 fatalities, 197 missing, and extensive damage; ongoing ash explosions, pyroclastic flows, and lahars

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15 February 2019 Database updated (4.7.6). Current eruptions updated through 15 February 2019. General updates to volcano data..

21 December 2018 Database updated (4.7.5). Current eruptions updated through 20 December 2018. General updates to volcano data. New FAQ pages: "What volcanoes have had the longest eruptions?" and "What volcanoes have the most people living nearby?".

28 September 2018 Database updated (4.7.4). Current eruptions updated through 27 September 2018. General updates to volcano data.

24 August 2018 Database updated (4.7.3). Current eruptions updated through 22 August 2018. General updates to volcano data.

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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. The eruption and gas emission data are drawn from the Volcanoes of the World database maintained by the Global Volcanism Program.

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