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Recent Bulletin Reports


  • Villarrica | Lava lake reappears in February 2015 and is ongoing; large ash explosion on 3 March 2015
  • Asamayama | Small explosions on 16 and 19 January 2015
  • Nishinoshima | Continued ash plumes and lava flows from vent on E side of cone through mid-November 2015
  • Heard | Intermittent thermal activity during 2013-14; plumes detected in 2015 and early 2016
  • Masaya | Lava lake returns in Santiago Crater, large thermal anomalies recorded, minor ash emissions
  • Kilauea | June 27th flow ceases; new flow from Pu'u 'O'o Crater's E flank heads SE
  • Zubair Group | Two new volcanic islands; Sholan eruption ends January 2012, Jadid emerges in September 2013
  • Bagana | Regular ash plumes and intermittent thermal anomalies during January-June 2016
  • Lascar | Ash plume on 30 October 2015 rises 2,500 m high; variable seismicity and persistent thermal anomaly afterwards
  • San Cristobal | Ash explosion on 22 April 2016

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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.

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27 September 2016 Database updated (4.5.1). Current eruptions updated through 23 September 2016. Many corrections to volcanic feature locations. More than 2/3 of the geologic summary remarks have now been reviewed and edited in the past 3 years. Removed 19 volcanoes from the Holocene list and added 8 to the Pleistocene list since the June update.
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