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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • 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
  • Kikai  |  Ash explosion on 29 April 2020
  • Fuego  |  Ongoing ash explosions, block avalanches, and intermittent lava flows
  • Ebeko  |  Frequent moderate explosions, ash plumes, and ashfall continue, December 2019-May 2020
  • Piton de la Fournaise  |  Fissure eruptions in February and April 2020 included lava fountains and flows
  • Sabancaya  |  Daily explosions with ash emissions, large SO2 flux, ongoing thermal anomalies, December 2019-May 2020
  • Sheveluch  |  Lava dome growth and thermal anomalies continue through April 2020, but few ash explosions
  • Dukono  |  Numerous ash explosions continue through March 2020
  • Etna  |  Strombolian explosions and ash emissions continue, October 2019-March 2020
  • Merapi  |  Explosions produced ash plumes, ashfall, and pyroclastic flows during October 2019-March 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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Site & Database News

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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The mission of GVP is to document, understand, and disseminate information about global volcanic activity.