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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Heard  |  Thermal hotspots persist at Mawson Peak, lava flows visible in satellite data November 2017-September 2018
  • Krakatau  |  Strombolian, lava flow, and explosive activities resume, June-October 2018
  • Saunders  |  Intermittent thermal pulses and satellite imagery hotspots during September 2016-September 2018
  • Karymsky  |  Thermal anomalies and ash explosions during August-September 2018
  • Nishinoshima  |  Quiescence interrupted by brief lava flow emission and small explosions in July 2018
  • Mayon  |  Low activity during April-September with some ash plumes and ongoing crater incandescence
  • Kadovar  |  Intermittent ash plumes; thermal anomalies in the crater and Coastal Vent through September 2018
  • Ketoi  |  Plume of uncertain composition reported based on satellite data one day in September
  • Sinabung  |  No significant ash plumes seen after 22 June 2018; minor ash in early July
  • Semeru  |  Small ash plumes in February, April, July, and August 2018; persistent thermal hotspot in the crater
  • Rincon de la Vieja  |  Intermittent weak phreatic explosions during January-March and July-August 2018
  • Turrialba  |  Ongoing variable ash emissions and crater incandescence through August 2018

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15 February 2019 Database updated (4.7.6). Current eruptions updated through 15 February 2019. General updates to volcano data..

21 December 2018 Database updated (4.7.5). Current eruptions updated through 20 December 2018. General updates to volcano data. New FAQ pages: "What volcanoes have had the longest eruptions?" and "What volcanoes have the most people living nearby?".

28 September 2018 Database updated (4.7.4). Current eruptions updated through 27 September 2018. General updates to volcano data.

24 August 2018 Database updated (4.7.3). Current eruptions updated through 22 August 2018. General updates to volcano data.

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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. The eruption and gas emission data are drawn from the Volcanoes of the World database maintained by the Global Volcanism Program.

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