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Recent Bulletin Reports


  • Fernandina  |  Brief fissure eruption sends lava flow down the SW flank in early September 2017
  • Tungurahua  |  Ash emissions, explosions, and pyroclastic flows 26 February-16 March 2016; no further activity through 2017
  • Aira  |  Explosions gradually decrease in frequency during 2015-2016
  • Galeras  |  Eruption with ash plumes May 2012-January 2014; steam emissions through 2017
  • Bezymianny  |  Eruption continues with ash plumes and lava flows through December 2017
  • Kanlaon  |  Phreatic explosions on 9 December 2017 with ashfall and high seismicity
  • Copahue  |  Ash emissions and incandescence during June-July 2017; ongoing degassing with sporadic ash
  • Kirishimayama  |  Explosive eruption with ash plumes in October 2017
  • Heard  |  Intermittent low-to-moderate thermal anomalies end in mid-November 2017
  • Agung  |  New eruption after 54 years; extensive pre-eruption seismicity precedes ash emission on 21 November 2017
  • Reventador  |  Large pyroclastic and lava flows during late June and late August 2017; continuing ash emissions and block avalanches throughout January-September 2017
  • Lopevi  |  Episodes of unrest in January and September 2017; gas-and-steam plumes

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

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.

19 January 2018 Database updated (4.6.5). General updates to volcano lists and eruptions, current eruptions updated through 19 January 2018.

29 December 2017 Database updated (4.6.4). General updates to volcano lists and eruptions, current eruptions updated through 29 December 2017.

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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