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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Aira  |  Ash plumes continue at the Minamidake crater from July through December 2018
  • Ibu  |  Thermal anomalies and ash explosions from the crater continue during May-November 2018
  • Masaya  |  Lava lake activity continued from May through October 2018; lava lake lower than recent months
  • Sarychev Peak  |  Thermal anomalies, surface activity, and ash explosions during October-November 2017 and September-October 2018
  • Suwanosejima  |  Multiple explosive events with incandescence and ash plumes during November 2018
  • Etna  |  Lava flows emerge from NSEC in late August and late November 2018; Strombolian activity continues from multiple vents
  • Dukono  |  Regular ash explosions continuing as of September 2018
  • Ulawun  |  Ash plumes on 8 June, 21 September, and 5 October 2018
  • Langila  |  Several weak ash plumes during June, September, and October 2018
  • Sangeang Api  |  Ongoing crater activity and thermal anomalies during September 2017-October 2018
  • Sheveluch  |  Thermal anomalies along with minor gas and steam emissions continue through October 2018
  • Gamalama  |  Weak explosion on 4 October 2018

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The Volcanoes of the World database provides a catalog of Holocene and Pleistocene volcanoes, and eruptions from the past 10,000 years.

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12 April 2019 Database updated (4.7.7). Current eruptions updated through 12 April 2019. General updates to volcano data. Added Twitter social media account (@SmithsonianGVP).

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.

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

Eruptions, Earthquakes & Emissions Web Application



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