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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Pacaya  |  Strombolian explosions, multiple lava flows, and the formation of a small cone during February-July 2020
  • Sangeang Api  |  Two ash plumes and small thermal anomalies during February-June 2020
  • Stromboli  |  Strombolian explosions persist at both summit craters during January-April 2020
  • Nevado del Ruiz  |  Lava dome confirmed inside Arenas crater; intermittent thermal anomalies and ash emissions, January-June 2020
  • Asosan  |  Daily ash emissions continue through mid-June 2020 when activity decreases
  • Aira  |  Near-daily explosions with ash plumes continue, large block ejected 3 km from Minamidake crater on 4 June 2020
  • Nevados de Chillan  |  Explosions and pyroclastic flows continue; new dome emerges from Nicanor crater in June 2020
  • Kerinci  |  Intermittent ash emissions during January-early May 2020
  • Tinakula  |  Intermittent small thermal anomalies and gas-and-steam plumes during January-June 2020
  • Ibu  |  Frequent ash emissions and summit incandescence; Strombolian explosions in March 2020
  • Suwanosejima  |  Frequent explosions, ash plumes, and summit incandescence in January-June 2020
  • Bagana  |  Ash plumes during 29 February-2 March and 1 May 2020

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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.

29 September 2020 Launched new Image Collection galleries.

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.

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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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