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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Fuego  |  Ongoing ash plume explosions and block avalanches, April-September 2019
  • Erta Ale  |  Continued summit activity and lava flow outbreaks during April-October 2019
  • Karymsky  |  Moderate explosive activity with ash plumes through 24 September 2019
  • Shishaldin  |  Active lava lake and spattering on 23 July 2019; minor explosions and lava fountaining on 17 August
  • Klyuchevskoy  |  Ongoing weak thermal anomalies during July-September 2019, but no ash plumes after 1 August
  • Heard  |  Ongoing thermal anomalies at the summit crater during April-September 2019
  • Dukono  |  Eruption with frequent ash plumes continues through September 2019
  • Poas  |  Occasional phreatic explosions continue through September 2019
  • Etna  |  Five lava flows and numerous ash plumes and Strombolian explosions, April-September 2019
  • Ubinas  |  Intermittent ash explosions in June-August 2019
  • Santa Maria  |  Persistent explosions with local ashfall, March-August 2019; frequent lahars during June; increased explosions in early July
  • Stromboli  |  Major explosions on 3 July and 28 August 2019; hiker killed by ejecta

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30 December 2019 Database updated (4.8.5). General updates to volcano data. Current eruptions updated through 30 December 2019. Updated captions for 850 volcano photo gallery images.

19 November 2019 Database updated (4.8.4). General updates to volcano data, including the addition of three Icelandic volcanoes to the Holocene list split off from larger systems. Current eruptions updated through 1 November 2019.

18 September 2019 Database updated (4.8.3). General updates to volcano data. Current eruptions updated through 13 September 2019.

6 August 2019 Database updated (4.8.2). 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.

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