New Activity / Unrest

Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Erta Ale  |  New eruptive event forms lava lake and multiple large flow fields 3 km S of South Pit Crater, January 2017-March 2018
  • Sinabung  |  Large explosion with 16.8 km ash plume, 19 February 2018
  • Kadovar  |  First confirmed historical eruption, ash plumes, and lava flow, January-March 2018
  • Ebeko  |  Continuing frequent ash explosions through November 2017, typically to about 2 km altitude
  • Piton de la Fournaise  |  Second eruption of 2017; July-August, fissure with flows on the SE flank
  • San Cristobal  |  Intermittent ash-bearing explosions during 2017; Ash plume drifts 250 km in August.
  • Suwanosejima  |  Large explosions with ash plumes and Strombolian activity continue during 2017
  • Kilauea  |  Activity continues at Halema'uma'u lava lake, and at the East Rift Zone 61g flow, July-December 2017
  • Manam  |  Ash plumes and Strombolian explosions increase, March-May 2017
  • Sangay  |  Eruptive episode of ash-bearing explosions and lava on SE flank, 20 July-26 October 2017
  • Tinakula  |  Short-lived ash emission and large SO2 plume 21-26 October 2017; historical eruption accounts
  • Yasur  |  Typical ongoing eruptive activity and thermal anomalies through January 2018

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

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.

1 June 2018 Database updated (4.7.0). Completed review of 2017 eruptions; added VEI assignments. Current eruptions updated through 24 May 2018. General updates to volcano lists and eruptions.

20 March 2018 Database updated (4.6.7). General updates to volcano lists and eruptions, current eruptions updated through 16 March 2018.

13 February 2018 Database updated (4.6.6). General updates to volcano lists and eruptions. Many updates to the Pleistocene volcano list, which is now available to download as a spreadsheet; they are also now included in the KML placemark file.

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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