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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Pacaya  |  Ash emissions during March 2021 close airport; lava flows travel over 3 km, burning crops and blocking roads
  • Etna  |  Frequent explosions, ash plumes, fountaining, and lava flows during December 2020-March 2021
  • Fuego  |  Ash plumes, ashfall, and incandescent block avalanches through March 2021; lava flows and a pyroclastic flow in mid-February
  • Kavachi  |  Discolored water plumes observed in satellite imagery during October 2020-April 2021
  • Semisopochnoi  |  Ash emissions in June 2020 and during February-May 2021
  • Piton de la Fournaise  |  New eruption with lava fountains and flows on 7-8 December 2020
  • Heard  |  Thermal anomalies during November 2020 and January 2021
  • Sabancaya  |  Daily ash explosions, large SO2 flux, and thermal anomalies from multiple domes, October 2020-March 2021
  • Telica  |  Numerous explosions and ash plumes during late November-early December 2020
  • Semeru  |  Pyroclastic flows, incandescent avalanches, and frequent ash plumes September 2020-February 2021
  • Klyuchevskoy  |  Ash emissions and lava flows during January-February, new NW-flank vent and flow February-March 2021
  • Sarychev Peak  |  Ash eruption in March 2020; lava extrusion in August filled and then overflowed the crater in January 2021
  • Ol Doinyo Lengai  |  Small lava flows in the summit crater during September 2020-February 2021

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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.

1 February 2021 Database updated (4.9.3). Current eruptions updated through 28 January 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.

Eruptions, Earthquakes & Emissions Web Application

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