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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Monowai  |  Frequent submarine eruptions through November 2016; discolored water observations
  • Rabaul  |  Details of 29 August 2014 Strombolian eruption; update through 2016
  • Karangetang  |  Intermittent ash plumes, lava flows, pyroclastic flows, and lahars; persistent thermal anomalies, June 2014-December 2016
  • Marapi  |  Phreatic explosion on 14 November 2015 causes ashfall on the SW flank
  • Kanlaon  |  Three ash explosions on 18 June 2016; steam plumes through July
  • 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
  • Nyiragongo  |  New vent in the summit crater during February-April 2016; lava lake active throughout 2011-2016
  • Suwanosejima  |  Occasional ash plumes during January-September 2015
  • Langila  |  Weak ash plumes during April-May and November-December 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).

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.

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