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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Erta Ale  |  Continued lava flow outbreaks and thermal anomalies during November 2019 to early April 2020
  • Rincon de la Vieja  |  Weak phreatic explosions during August 2019-March 2020; ash and lahars reported in late January
  • Manam  |  Minor explosive activity, continued thermal activity, and SO2 emissions, October 2019-March 2020.
  • Stromboli  |  Strombolian activity continues at both summit crater areas, September-December 2019
  • Semeru  |  Ash plumes and thermal anomalies continue during September 2019-February 2020
  • Popocatepetl  |  Dome growth and destruction continues along with ash emissions and ejecta, September 2019-February 2020
  • Santa Maria  |  Daily explosions with ash plumes and block avalanches continue, September 2019-February 2020
  • Villarrica  |  Brief increase in explosions, mid-September 2019; continued thermal activity through February 2020
  • Semisopochnoi  |  Intermittent small explosions detected in December 2019 through mid-March 2020
  • Ubinas  |  Explosions produced ash plumes in September 2019; several lahars generated in January and February 2020
  • Yasur  |  Strombolian activity continues during June 2019 through February 2020
  • Cleveland  |  Intermittent thermal anomalies and lava dome subsidence, February 2019-January 2020

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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.

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