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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Krakatau  |  Tephra and steam explosions in the crater lake; explosions in December 2019 build a tephra cone
  • Mayotte  |  Seismicity and deformation, with submarine E-flank volcanism starting in July 2018
  • Fernandina  |  Fissure eruption produced lava flows during 12-13 January 2020
  • Masaya  |  Lava lake persists with lower temperatures during August 2019-January 2020
  • Reventador  |  Nearly daily ash emissions and frequent incandescent block avalanches August 2019-January 2020
  • Pacaya  |  Continuous explosions, small cone, and lava flows during August 2019-January 2020
  • Kikai  |  Single explosion with steam and minor ash, 2 November 2019
  • Nevado del Ruiz  |  Intermittent ash, gas-and-steam, and SO2 plumes, and thermal anomalies during January 2018-December 2019
  • Erebus  |  Lava lakes persist through 2019
  • Sangay  |  Continuing ash emissions, lava flows, pyroclastic flows, and lahars through December 2019
  • Shishaldin  |  Multiple lava flows, pyroclastic flows, lahars, and ashfall events during October 2019 through January 2020
  • Sangeang Api  |  Ash emissions and lava flow extrusion continue during May 2019 through January 2020

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17 April 2020 Database updated (4.8.8). General updates to volcano data. Current eruptions updated through 17 April 2020.

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.

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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