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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Erta Ale  |  Episodes of strong thermal signals from lava lakes during March and May 2021
  • La Palma  |  First eruption since 1971 starts on 19 September; lava fountains, ash plumes, and lava flows
  • Suwanosejima  |  Intermittent explosions send incandescent ejecta 1 km from summit during January-June 2020
  • Telica  |  Weak explosions and minor ash plumes during April-July 2021
  • Ibu  |  Intermittent low-level ash plumes, light ashfall, and thermal anomalies during January-August 2021
  • Yasur  |  Gas-and-ash explosions, SO2 plumes, and thermal anomalies during March-August 2021
  • Kadovar  |  Intermittent ash plumes and thermal anomalies during January-August 2021
  • Bezymianny  |  Frequent gas-and-steam emissions and a weak thermal anomaly during March-August 2021
  • Bagana  |  Intermittent thermal anomalies continue and a possible lava flow during March 2021
  • Etna  |  Strombolian explosions, ash plumes, lava fountaining, and flows during April-July 2021
  • Great Sitkin  |  Explosion on 25 May 2021 and new summit crater lava dome in July 2021
  • Fuego  |  Daily explosions, ash plumes, ashfall, and incandescent block avalanches during April-July 2021
  • Aira  |  Intermittent explosions, ash plumes, ashfall, and incandescent ejecta through June 2021

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15 October 2021 Database updated (4.10.3). Current eruptions updated through 15 October 2021. General updates to volcano data.

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.

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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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