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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Masaya  |  Lava lake level drops but remains active through May 2020; weak gas plumes
  • Shishaldin  |  Intermittent thermal activity and a possible new cone at the summit crater during February-May 2020
  • Krakatau  |  Strombolian explosions, ash plumes, and crater incandescence during April 2020
  • Taal  |  Eruption on 12 January with explosions through 22 January; steam plumes continuing into March
  • Unnamed  |  Additional details and pumice raft drift maps from the August 2019 submarine eruption
  • Klyuchevskoy  |  Strombolian activity November 2019 through May 2020; lava flow down the SE flank in April
  • Nyamuragira  |  Intermittent thermal anomalies within the summit crater during December 2019-May 2020
  • Nyiragongo  |  Activity in the lava lake and small eruptive cone persists during December 2019-May 2020
  • Kavachi  |  Discolored water plumes seen using satellite imagery in 2018 and 2020
  • Kuchinoerabujima  |  Eruption and ash plumes begin on 11 January 2020 and continue through April 2020
  • Soputan  |  Minor ash emissions during 23 March and 2 April 2020
  • Heard  |  Eruptive activity including a lava flow during October 2019-April 2020

The Volcanoes of the World database is a catalog of Holocene and Pleistocene volcanoes, and eruptions from the past 10,000 years.

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18 September 2020 Database updated (4.9.1). Current eruptions updated through 17 September 2020. General updates to volcano data. Style and organizational changes.

5 June 2020 Database updated (4.9.0). Completed review of 2019 eruptions. Current eruptions updated through 4 June 2020. General updates to volcano data.

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.

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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