- Info & Contacts
The Volcanoes of the World database is a catalog of Holocene and Pleistocene volcanoes, and eruptions from the past 10,000 years.
20 February 2020 Database updated (4.8.6). General updates to volcano data. Current eruptions updated through 20 February 2020.
30 December 2019 Database updated (4.8.5). General updates to volcano data. Current eruptions updated through 30 December 2019. Updated captions for 850 volcano photo gallery images.
19 November 2019 Database updated (4.8.4). General updates to volcano data, including the addition of three Icelandic volcanoes to the Holocene list split off from larger systems. Current eruptions updated through 1 November 2019.
18 September 2019 Database updated (4.8.3). General updates to volcano data. Current eruptions updated through 13 September 2019.
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 mission of GVP is to document, understand, and disseminate information about global volcanic activity.