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  • Aira  |  Intermittent explosions continue during July through December 2020
  • Nishinoshima  |  Eruption ends in late August 2020; lengthy cooling from extensive lava flows and large crater
  • Nyiragongo  |  Strong thermal anomalies and gas emission from lava lake through November 2020
  • Kerinci  |  Intermittent ash plumes and gas-and-steam emissions during June-November 2020
  • Whakaari/White Island  |  Gas-and-steam emissions with some re-suspended ash in November 2020
  • Suwanosejima  |  Explosion rate increases during July-December 2020, bomb ejected 1.3 km from crater on 28 December
  • Karangetang  |  Hot material on the NW flank in November 2020; intermittent crater thermal anomalies
  • Nevado del Ruiz  |  Dome growth and ash emissions continue during July-December 2020
  • Ibu  |  Persistent daily ash emissions and thermal anomalies, July-December 2020
  • Copahue  |  New eruption in June-October 2020 with crater incandescence, ash plumes, and local ashfall
  • Etna  |  Strombolian explosions and ash plumes persist from multiple craters during August-November 2020
  • Masaya  |  Lava lake continues accompanied by gas-and-steam emissions during June-November 2020

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17 March 2021 Database updated (4.9.4). Current eruptions updated through 12 March 2021. General updates to volcano data.

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.

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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.

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