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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • 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
  • Sheveluch  |  Intermittent thermal anomalies along with gas and steam emissions continue through April 2018
  • Karangetang  |  Small ash plume and incandescence seen on 2 February 2018
  • Klyuchevskoy  |  Intermittent moderate gas, steam, and ash plumes during December 2017-February 2018
  • Kikai  |  Elevated thermal activity during February-April 2018; one earthquake swarm in March
  • Dieng Volcanic Complex  |  Phreatic explosion on 1 April 2018 at Sileri Crater
  • Ibu  |  Ongoing thermal anomalies from dome growth in the summit crater through April 2018
  • Bagana  |  Intermittent ash plumes and thermal anomalies continue through 15 April 2018
  • Stromboli  |  Intermittent explosions and 100-m-long lava flow, November 2017-February 2018
  • Popocatepetl  |  Ongoing steam, gas, and ash emissions along with intermittent explosions, August 2017-February 2018
  • Dukono  |  Ongoing ash explosions, thermal anomalies, and sulfur dioxide emissions through March 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

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.

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.

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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