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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Lascar | Ash plume on 30 October 2015 rises 2,500 m high; variable seismicity and persistent thermal anomaly afterwards
  • Bagana | Regular ash plumes and intermittent thermal anomalies during January-June 2016
  • San Cristobal | Ash explosion on 22 April 2016
  • Cotopaxi | First eruption since the 1940's begins 14 August 2015
  • Bagana | Ongoing ash plumes and thermal anomalies through early 2016
  • Kanlaon | Sporadic ash explosions during November-December 2015 and March 2016
  • Bulusan | Phreatic eruptions May 2011, May–July 2015, and February 2016
  • Kilauea | Breakouts continue from the June 27th lava flow; new incandescent vent opens on the flank of Pu'u 'O'o cone.
  • Saunders | Thermal anomalies during August-October 2015
  • Bezymianny | Minor seismic event interpreted as lava extrusion in June 2014; incandescence in August 2014

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27 September 2016 Database updated (4.5.1). Current eruptions updated through 23 September 2016. Many corrections to volcanic feature locations. More than 2/3 of the geologic summary remarks have now been reviewed and edited in the past 3 years. Removed 19 volcanoes from the Holocene list and added 8 to the Pleistocene list since the June update.
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14 June 2016 Database updated (4.5.0). Completed review of 2014 eruptions. Current eruptions updated through 31 May 2016. General updates. Corrections to Pleistocene list. All recent eruptions have a VEI assigned. As of this update we list 1,532 volcanoes thought to have erupted or been otherwise volcanically active during the Holocene, and 1,158 on the Pleistocene list.

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