New Activity / Unrest


Recent Bulletin Reports


  • Heard  |  Expedition visit in March-April 2016, intermittent eruptive activity through September 2017
  • Ubinas  |  Intermittent ash explosions during September 2016-February 2017
  • Dieng Volcanic Complex  |  Three phreatic eruptions at Sileri Crater; deaths due to helicopter crash involved in evacuations
  • Langila  |  Eruption continues, intensifying from mid-December 2016 through July 2017
  • Masaya  |  Persistent lava lake and gas plume activity, with intermittent ash emission, through mid-July 2017
  • Krakatau  |  Eruption during 17-19 February 2017 sends large lava flow down the SE flank
  • Sangeang Api  |  Weak Strombolian activity and occasional weak ash plumes, 15 July-12 August 2017
  • Bogoslof  |  Ash-bearing explosions begin in December 2016; lava dome emerges in June 2017
  • Fogo  |  November 2014-February 2015 eruption destroys two villages, lava displaces over 1000 people
  • Bristol Island  |  First eruption since 1956; lava flows and ash plumes, April-July 2016
  • Popocatepetl  |  Ongoing steam, gas, ash emissions, and lava dome growth and destruction, July 2016-July 2017
  • Etna  |  Lava flows during May 2016 followed by new fracture zones and major subsidence at the summit craters

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Site & Database News

17 November 2017 Database updated (4.6.3). General updates to volcano lists and eruptions, current eruptions updated through 31 October 2017. Over the previous 20 months there have been 170 Bulletin reports produced, essentially bringing the monthly publication schedule back up to date, with virtually all activity through at least 2016 being reported, and descriptions of activity at many volcanoes being current to within a few months. Thanks to Bulletin contract writer Liz Crafford (90 reports), as well as long-time volunteers Jackie Gluck, Bob Andrews, and Paul Berger, who do much of the data compilation and first drafts of reports.

28 September 2017 General updates to volcano data.

7 August 2017 Current eruptions updated through 30 July 2017. General updates to volcano data, lists, and eruption histories. Volcanoes with known Pleistocene eruptions and current unrest (usually geothermal activity), but no Holocene eruptions, have been removed from the list of Holocene volcanoes. Information about those volcanoes is still available because of the website expansion to show Pleistocene volcanoes in February 2016. The Holocene list is now restricted to those volcanoes thought to have actually erupted in that time period.

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