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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Aira  |  Intermittent explosions, ash plumes, ashfall, and incandescent ejecta through June 2021
  • Fuego  |  Daily explosions, ash plumes, ashfall, and incandescent block avalanches during April-July 2021
  • Reventador  |  Ash explosions, lava flows, and block avalanches continue during February-July 2021
  • Popocatepetl  |  Continued minor ash emissions during February-July 2021
  • Santa Maria  |  Blocky lava extrusion continues daily during February-July 2021
  • Lewotolok  |  Ash plumes and frequent Strombolian activity during February-July 2021
  • Sinabung  |  Ash plumes rise to 12.2 km with pyroclastic flows on 2 March and 13-14 May 2021
  • Tofua  |  Intermittent thermal anomalies and sulfur dioxide emissions in the Lofia crater during August 2020-July 2021
  • Pelee  |  Elevated seismicity since December 2020; vegetation damaged by carbon dioxide degassing
  • 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

The Volcanoes of the World database is a catalog of Holocene and Pleistocene volcanoes, and eruptions from the past 10,000 years.

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Site & Database News

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.

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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The mission of GVP is to document, understand, and disseminate information about global volcanic activity.