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  • Sabancaya  |  Explosions, ash and SO2 plumes, thermal anomalies, and lava dome growth during June-November 2019
  • Karangetang  |  Lava flows, strong thermal anomalies, gas-and-steam emissions, and ash plumes during May-November 2019
  • Ulawun  |  New vent, lava fountaining, lava flow, and ash plumes in late September-October 2019
  • Nyamuragira  |  Strong thermal anomalies and fumaroles within the summit crater during June-November 2019
  • Bagana  |  Intermittent gas-and-steam emissions and thermal anomalies during June-November 2019
  • Kerinci  |  Intermittent gas-and-steam and ash plumes during June-early November 2019
  • Bezymianny  |  Lava dome growth, ongoing thermal anomalies, moderate gas-steam emissions, June-November 2019
  • Mayon  |  Gas-and-steam plumes and summit incandescence during May-October 2019
  • Merapi  |  Low-volume dome growth continues during April-September 2019 with rockfalls and small block-and-ash flows
  • Manam  |  Significant eruption on 28 June produced an ash plume up to 15.2 km and pyroclastic flows
  • Tangkuban Parahu  |  Phreatic eruption on 27 July followed by intermittent explosions through to 17 September 2019
  • Sheveluch  |  Frequent ash explosions and lava dome growth continue through October 2019

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