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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Erta Ale  |  Continued summit activity and lava flow to the E during April 2018-March 2019
  • Etna  |  Lava flows from NSEC scoria cone and SE flank fissure in December 2018; ash emissions through March 2019
  • Manam  |  Ash plumes reaching 15 km altitude in August and December 2018
  • Merapi  |  Dome appears at summit on 12 August 2018; grows to 447,000 m3 by late March 2019
  • Bagana  |  Intermittent ash plumes; thermal anomalies continue through January 2019
  • Fuego  |  Frequent explosive activity with ash plumes, avalanches, lava flows, and lahars from July 2018 through March 2019
  • Stromboli  |  Constant explosions from both crater areas during November 2018-February 2019
  • Krakatau  |  Ash plumes, ballistic ejecta, and lava extrusion during October-December; partial collapse and tsunami in late December; Surtseyan activity in December-January 2019
  • Santa Maria  |  Daily explosions cause steam-and-ash plumes and block avalanches, November 2018-February 2019
  • Masaya  |  Lava lake persists with decreased thermal output, November 2018-February 2019
  • Reventador  |  Multiple daily explosions with ash plumes and incandescent blocks rolling down the flanks, October 2018-January 2019
  • Kuchinoerabujima  |  Weak explosions and ash plumes beginning 21 October 2018

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11 July 2019 Database updated (4.8.1). Current eruptions updated through 11 July 2019.

5 July 2019 Added another 800 scanned maps to the website, for a total of 3,728 now available through the volcano profile pages.

27 June 2019 Press Release from Bulletin of Volcanology about renewed activity at Ubinas.

17 May 2019 Database updated (4.8.0). Completed review of 2018 eruptions. Current eruptions updated through 17 May 2019. General updates to volcano data. Added a direct link to the External Sites tab on the volcano profile pages that displays seismic stations in the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) system within 20 km of the given volcano location.

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.

Eruptions, Earthquakes & Emissions Web Application

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