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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Sabancaya  |  Strong, sporadic explosions with ash plumes throughout December 2017-May 2018
  • Masaya  |  Lava lake persists during July 2017-April 2018
  • Nevados de Chillan  |  Hundreds of ash-bearing explosions; dome appears in crater in mid-December 2017
  • Marapi  |  Two explosions during April-May 2018 cause ashfall to the southeast
  • Nyiragongo  |  Thermal anomalies show that lava lake remains active through May 2018
  • Ebeko  |  Ash explosions remained frequent through May 2018, with plumes typically rising more than 1 km
  • Langila  |  Gradual decline in activity after July 2017, but continuing through May 2018
  • Pacaya  |  Pyroclastic cone fills MacKenney crater; lava flows emerge from fissures around the crater rim
  • Reventador  |  Near-daily explosions produce 1-km-high ash plumes and incandescent blocks on all flanks, October 2017-March 2018.
  • Santa Maria  |  Daily explosions with minor ash and block avalanches at Caliente, November 2017-April 2018
  • Sheveluch  |  Intermittent thermal anomalies along with gas and steam emissions continue through April 2018
  • Kikai  |  Elevated thermal activity during February-April 2018; one earthquake swarm in March

Welcome to the Global Volcanism Program

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

Site & Database News

28 September 2018 Database updated (4.7.4). Current eruptions updated through 27 September 2018. General updates to volcano data.

24 August 2018 Database updated (4.7.3). Current eruptions updated through 22 August 2018. General updates to volcano data.

7 August 2018 Database updated (4.7.2). Added a new information tab on volcano profile pages for GVP map holdings, and made over 3,000 scanned maps available for viewing. Added an FAQ and profile page text noting what Holocene volcanoes are located within UNESCO properties.

13 July 2018 Database updated (4.7.1). Current eruptions updated through 13 Jul 2018. General updates to volcano data. Since the last update there have been some frequently asked questions posted, including some that provide summary data about the number of reccent and ongoing eruptions.

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. The eruption and gas emission data are drawn from the Volcanoes of the World database maintained by the Global Volcanism Program.

Eruptions, Earthquakes & Emissions Web Application

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