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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Nevados de Chillan  |  Explosions and pyroclastic flows continue; new dome emerges from Nicanor crater in June 2020
  • Bagana  |  Ash plumes during 29 February-2 March and 1 May 2020
  • Kerinci  |  Intermittent ash emissions during January-early May 2020
  • Tinakula  |  Intermittent small thermal anomalies and gas-and-steam plumes during January-June 2020
  • Ibu  |  Frequent ash emissions and summit incandescence; Strombolian explosions in March 2020
  • Suwanosejima  |  Frequent explosions, ash plumes, and summit incandescence in January-June 2020
  • Kadovar  |  Intermittent ash plumes and persistent summit thermal anomalies, January-June 2020
  • Sangay  |  Daily ash plumes and frequent pyroclastic flows produce ashfall and lahars, January-June 2020
  • Karangetang  |  Incandescent block avalanches through mid-January 2020; crater anomalies through May
  • Shishaldin  |  Intermittent thermal activity and a possible new cone at the summit crater during February-May 2020
  • Masaya  |  Lava lake level drops but remains active through May 2020; weak gas plumes
  • Krakatau  |  Strombolian explosions, ash plumes, and crater incandescence during April 2020

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29 September 2020 Launched new Image Collection galleries.

18 September 2020 Database updated (4.9.1). Current eruptions updated through 17 September 2020. General updates to volcano data. Style and organizational changes.

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.

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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