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  • Aira  |  Ongoing explosions with ejecta and ash plumes, along with summit incandescence, during July-December 2019
  • Suwanosejima  |  Explosions, ash emissions, and summit incandescence in July-December 2019
  • Whakaari/White Island  |  Explosion producing an ash plume and pyroclastic surge resulted in fatalities and injuries on 9 December 2019
  • Barren Island  |  Thermal anomalies and small ash plumes during February-April 2019 and September 2019-January 2020
  • Kadovar  |  Frequent gas and some ash emissions during May-December 2019 with some hot avalanches
  • Nyiragongo  |  Lava lake persists during June-November 2019
  • Ebeko  |  Frequent moderate explosions, ash plumes, and ashfall continue through November 2019
  • Nevado del Ruiz  |  Intermittent ash plumes with significant gas and steam emissions during January 2016-December 2017
  • Sabancaya  |  Explosions, ash and SO2 plumes, thermal anomalies, and lava dome growth during June-November 2019
  • Karangetang  |  Lava flows, strong thermal anomalies, gas-and-steam emissions, and ash plumes during May-November 2019
  • Ulawun  |  New vent, lava fountaining, lava flow, and ash plumes in late September-October 2019
  • Nyamuragira  |  Strong thermal anomalies and fumaroles within the summit crater during June-November 2019

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12 March 2020 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GVP staff will be on work-at-home assignments for an indefinite period. It is expected that the Weekly Report will still be produced on time, but other services such as Bulletin reports and database updates will be delayed.

12 March 2020 Database updated (4.8.7). General updates to volcano data. Current eruptions were not updated.

20 February 2020 Database updated (4.8.6). General updates to volcano data. Current eruptions updated through 20 February 2020.

30 December 2019 Database updated (4.8.5). General updates to volcano data. Current eruptions updated through 30 December 2019. Updated captions for 850 volcano photo gallery images.

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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