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The Volcanoes of the World database provides a catalog of Holocene and Pleistocene volcanoes, and eruptions from the past 10,000 years.
12 April 2019 Database updated (4.7.7). Current eruptions updated through 12 April 2019. General updates to volcano data. Added Twitter social media account (@SmithsonianGVP).
15 February 2019 Database updated (4.7.6). Current eruptions updated through 15 February 2019. General updates to volcano data.
21 December 2018 Database updated (4.7.5). Current eruptions updated through 20 December 2018. General updates to volcano data. New FAQ pages: "What volcanoes have had the longest eruptions?" and "What volcanoes have the most people living nearby?"
28 September 2018 Database updated (4.7.4). Current eruptions updated through 27 September 2018. General updates to volcano data.
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.
The mission of GVP is to document, understand, and disseminate information about global volcanic activity.