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Recent Bulletin Reports


  • Marapi  |  Phreatic explosion on 14 November 2015 causes ashfall on the SW flank
  • Chirpoi  |  Chirpoi's Snow cone erupts 11 November 2012; continued activity through October 2016
  • Stromboli  |  Ongoing explosive activity during 2014, followed by large lava flows into the sea in August
  • Telica  |  Multiple explosive ash-and-gas episodes; May 2015, and September 2015 through May 2016
  • Momotombo  |  Numerous explosions with ash plumes and lava flow, December 2015-April 2016
  • Suwanosejima  |  Occasional ash plumes during January-September 2015
  • Nyiragongo  |  New vent in the summit crater during February-April 2016; lava lake active throughout 2011-2016
  • Langila  |  Weak ash plumes during April-May and November-December 2016
  • Raung  |  Strong eruptive activity and lava in the summit crater during June-August 2015
  • Ulawun  |  Intermittent ash plumes during eruptive periods in May 2012, November-December 2012, July-December 2013, and October-November 2016
  • Tengger Caldera  |  New eruption begins 12 November 2015; ash plumes cause airport closure in December 2015 and July 2016
  • Yasur  |  Frequent explosions and thermal anomalies continue through October 2016

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Site & Database News

15 February 2017 Database updated (4.5.4). Added Emission Activity data through new dedicated search page and on volcano profiles. Updated Smithsonian Samples data, including new fields. Added volcano-specific links to WOVOdat pages.

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.

9 November 2016 Database updated (4.5.2).

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