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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Piton de la Fournaise  |  Eruptive episodes in February-March and June 2019; multiple fissures and lava flows
  • Semeru  |  Decreased activity after October 2018
  • Heard  |  Thermal hotspots continue during October 2018-March 2019 at the summit and on the upper flanks
  • Dukono  |  Numerous ash explosions from October 2018 through March 2019
  • Rincon de la Vieja  |  Occasional weak phreatic explosions continue through February 2019
  • Turrialba  |  Frequent passive ash emissions continue through February 2019
  • San Cristobal  |  Weak ash explosions in January and March 2019
  • Semisopochnoi  |  Minor ash explosions during September and October 2018
  • Asosan  |  Multiple brief ash emission events during April and May 2019; minor ashfall in adjacent villages
  • Nyamuragira  |  Lava lake reappears in central crater in April 2018; activity tapers off during April 2019
  • Tengger Caldera  |  New explosions with ash plumes from Bromo Cone mid-February-April 2019
  • Karangetang  |  Activity at two craters with the N crater producing ash plumes, avalanches, pyroclastic flows, and lava flows that reached the ocean in February 2019

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6 August 2019 Database updated (4.8.2). General updates to volcano data.

11 July 2019 Database updated (4.8.1). Current eruptions updated through 11 July 2019.

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27 June 2019 Press Release from Bulletin of Volcanology about renewed activity at Ubinas.

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.

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