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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Piton de la Fournaise  |  New eruption with lava flows, fountains, and seismicity during April-May 2021
  • Kerinci  |  Gas-and-steam and occasional ash plumes during December 2020-June 2021
  • Tinakula  |  Ongoing white gas-and-steam plumes and a persistent thermal anomaly during January-June 2021
  • Karangetang  |  Frequent white gas-and-steam emissions, seismicity, and an ash plume on 29 January 2021
  • Tengger Caldera  |  Weak thermal anomaly in the summit crater during April-June 2021
  • Sangay  |  Multiple explosions send ash over 3 km above the summit during March-May 2021
  • Kilauea  |  Active lava lake, lava flows, and spattering during February-May 2021
  • Ebeko  |  Frequent explosions, ash plumes, and ashfall persist during December 2020-May 2021
  • Krysuvik-Trolladyngja  |  New fissure eruption began in March 2021, producing fountains and lava flows
  • Nyiragongo  |  Intense seismicity, lava flows into Goma, strong incandescence, and ash plumes during late May 2021
  • San Cristobal  |  New eruption characterized by thermal anomalies, few explosions, and ash
  • Kikai  |  Thermal activity and gas-and-steam plumes persist during November 2020-April 2021
  • Raung  |  Renewed thermal and explosive activity from late January into May 2021

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24 August 2021 Database updated (4.10.2). Current eruptions updated through 19 August 2021. General updates to volcano data. Major update to Sredinny Range and South Kamchatka, where 41 volcanoes were changed from Holocene to Pleistocene.

29 June 2021 Database updated (4.10.1). Current eruptions updated through 24 June 2021. General updates to volcano data.

14 May 2021 Database updated (4.10.0). Completed review of 2020 eruptions. Current eruptions updated through 6 May 2021. General updates to volcano data.

17 March 2021 Database updated (4.9.4). Current eruptions updated through 12 March 2021. General updates to volcano data.

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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