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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Ulawun  |  Explosions on 26 June and 3 August 2019 send plumes above 19 km altitude
  • Sarychev Peak  |  Ash plume on 11 August; thermal anomalies from late May to early October 2019
  • Asamayama  |  Ashfall from phreatic eruptions on 7 and 25 August 2019
  • Villarrica  |  Strombolian activity continued during March-August 2019 with an increase in July
  • Reventador  |  Daily ash emissions and incandescent block avalanches continue, February-July 2019
  • Raikoke  |  Short-lived series of large explosions 21-23 June 2019; first recorded activity in 95 years
  • Sinabung  |  Large ash explosions on 25 May and 9 June 2019
  • Semisopochnoi  |  Small explosions detected between 16 July and 24 August 2019
  • Krakatau  |  Repeated Surtseyan explosions with ash and steam during February-July 2019
  • Tengger Caldera  |  Ash emissions on 19 and 28 July 2019; lahar on the SW flank of Bromo
  • Unnamed  |  Submarine eruption in early August creates pumice rafts that drifted west to Fiji
  • Popocatepetl  |  Frequent explosions continue during March-August 2019

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Site & Database News

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.

11 July 2019 Database updated (4.8.1). Current eruptions updated through 11 July 2019.

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.

Eruptions, Earthquakes & Emissions Web Application

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