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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Klyuchevskoy  |  Intermittent moderate gas, steam, and ash emissions; no ash seen after 15 June 2018
  • Ambae  |  Major explosions during March-April 2018 cause heavy ashfall on island; significant lahar damages to infrastructure
  • Kilauea  |  Overflows of lava lake in Halema'uma'u crater; Pu'u 'O'o crater floor collapses 30 April 2018; inflation and increased seismicity
  • San Cristobal  |  Moderate explosion on 22 April 2018
  • San Miguel  |  Intermittent small ash emissions between 14 January and 30 May 2018
  • Kirishimayama  |  Ash plumes and lava flows at Shinmoedake starting in March 2018; explosion at Iwo-yama
  • 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

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

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.

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.

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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The mission of GVP is to document, understand, and disseminate information about global volcanic activity.
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