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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Yasur  |  Strombolian activity continues during June 2019 through February 2020
  • Cleveland  |  Intermittent thermal anomalies and lava dome subsidence, February 2019-January 2020
  • San Miguel  |  Small ash emissions during 22 February 2020
  • Ambrym  |  Fissure eruption in December 2018 produces an offshore pumice eruption after lava lakes drain
  • Copahue  |  Ash emissions end on 12 November; lake returns to El Agrio Crater in December 2019
  • Nishinoshima  |  Ongoing activity enlarges island with lava flows, ash plumes, and incandescent ejecta, December 2019-February 2020
  • 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

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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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