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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Sangay  |  Ash plumes, lava flows, pyroclastic flows, and lahars during July-December 2020; larger explosions in September
  • Ebeko  |  Continued explosions, ash plumes, and ashfall; June-November 2020
  • Kuchinoerabujima  |  Intermittent thermal anomalies and small eruptions in May and August 2020
  • Nyamuragira  |  Numerous thermal anomalies and gas emissions from the lava lake through November 2020
  • Raung  |  Explosions with ash plumes and a thermal anomaly at the summit crater, July-October 2020
  • Sinabung  |  Explosions begin again on 8 August 2020; dome growth confirmed in late September
  • Heard  |  Persistent thermal anomalies in the summit crater from June through October 2020
  • Sabancaya  |  Daily explosions produced ash plumes, SO2 plumes, and thermal anomalies during June-September 2020
  • Rincon de la Vieja  |  Frequent small phreatic explosions with intermittent ash plumes during April-September 2020
  • Fuego  |  Daily explosions, ash emissions, and block avalanches during August-November 2020
  • Kikai  |  Explosion on 6 October 2020 and thermal anomalies in the crater
  • Manam  |  Intermittent ash plumes, thermal anomalies, and SO2 emissions in April-September 2020

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Site & Database News

1 February 2021 Database updated (4.9.3). Current eruptions updated through 28 January 2021. General updates to volcano data.

15 December 2020 Database updated (4.9.2). Current eruptions updated through 10 December 2020. General updates to volcano data. Style and organizational changes.

2 November 2020 Launched new 20th Anniversary of the Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (WVAR) page and updated the style of the main WVAR page.

29 September 2020 Launched new Image Collection galleries.

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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