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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Stromboli  |  Explosions, incandescent ejecta, lava flows, and pyroclastic flows during September-December 2020
  • Saunders  |  Elevated crater temperatures and gas emission through May 2020; research expedition
  • Popocatepetl  |  Daily low-intensity emissions with ash and persistent tremor during August 2020-January 2021
  • Pacaya  |  Explosions continue, and effusive activity increases during August-November 2020
  • Santa Maria  |  Frequent explosions and avalanches August 2020-January 2021; lava extrusion in September 2020
  • Tengger Caldera  |  Ash plumes during 26-28 December 2020 with ashfall to the NE
  • Lewotolok  |  New eruption in late November 2020 consisting of ash plumes, crater incandescence, and ashfall
  • Soufriere St. Vincent  |  New lava dome on the SW edge of the main crater in December 2020
  • Erta Ale  |  Brief increase in strong thermal activity during late November-early December 2020
  • Bagana  |  Ongoing thermal anomalies possibly indicating lava flows during May-December 2020
  • Kadovar  |  Occasional ash and gas-and-steam plumes along with summit thermal anomalies
  • Klyuchevskoy  |  Renewed activity in October 2020 with explosions, lava flows, and ash plumes

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17 March 2021 Database updated (4.9.4). Current eruptions updated through 12 March 2021. General updates to volcano data.

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