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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • 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
  • Manam  |  Ash plumes, SO2 plumes, and thermal anomalies continued during October 2020-March 2021
  • Dukono  |  Ash and sulfur dioxide plumes during October 2020-March 2021
  • Sinabung  |  Block avalanches, pyroclastic flows, and ash explosions continue through February 2021
  • Barren Island  |  Ash emissions in November and December 2020, then thermal anomalies through February 2021
  • Merapi  |  New domes appear in January and February 2021; large explosion on 27 January
  • Yasur  |  Gas-and-ash emissions, SO2 plumes, and thermal anomalies during September 2020-February 2021
  • Rincon de la Vieja  |  Frequent small phreatic explosions through 13 December 2020
  • Kilauea  |  New eruption in December 2020 with an active lava lake, lava flows, spattering, and a dome fountain
  • Pacaya  |  Increasing activity with ash emissions, explosions, and lava flows on multiple flanks during December 2020-February 2021
  • Villarrica  |  Explosions, ash plumes, crater incandescence, and an active lava lake during September 2020-February 2021
  • Bezymianny  |  Lava dome growth in November 2020 and continuing thermal anomalies

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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.

15 December 2020 Database updated (4.9.2). Current eruptions updated through 10 December 2020. General updates to volcano data. Style and organizational changes.

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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