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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Copahue  |  Frequent emissions and small ash plumes continue from July through 7 December 2018
  • Kilauea  |  Fissure 8 lava flow continues vigorously until 4 August, ocean entry ends in late August, last activity at fissure 8 cone on 5 September 2018
  • Piton de la Fournaise  |  Eruption from 15 September to 1 November produced a lava flow to the E
  • Veniaminof  |  Eruption with lava flows and ash plumes during September-December 2018
  • Poas  |  Frequent changes at the crater lake throughout 2018
  • Nevados de Chillan  |  Dome growth and destruction with several explosive events, June-November 2018
  • Sabancaya  |  Frequent ash plumes continued during June-November 2018
  • Stromboli  |  Explosive activity produced ash, lapilli, and bombs, with occasional spattering during July-October 2018
  • Santa Maria  |  Ash plumes, degassing, and avalanches continue during May-October 2018 with occasional lahars
  • Kilauea  |  Lava fountains on the Lower East Rift Zone build 50-m-high pyroclastic cone and 13-km-long lava flow that engulfs Kapoho Bay during June 2018; 533 homes destroyed since 1 May
  • Reventador  |  Ash plumes and explosions with ballistic ejecta continue during April-September 2018 with several lava flows and pyroclastic flows; five new vents after partial flank collapse
  • Pacaya  |  Frequent lava flows and Strombolian activity from April through September 2018

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Site & Database News

17 May 2019 Database updated (4.8.0). Completed review of 2018 eruptions. Current eruptions updated through 17 May 2019. General updates to volcano data. Added a direct link to the External Sites tab on the volcano profile pages that displays seismic stations in the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) system within 20 km of the given volcano location.

25 April 2019 Added a direct link to the External Sites tab on the volcano profile pages that displays seismic stations in the UNAVCO system within 20 km of the given volcano location.

12 April 2019 Database updated (4.7.7). Current eruptions updated through 12 April 2019. General updates to volcano data. Added Twitter social media account (@SmithsonianGVP).

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

E3 Web Application

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.

Eruptions, Earthquakes & Emissions Web Application



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