The Volcanoes of the World database is a catalog of Holocene and Pleistocene volcanoes, and eruptions from the past 10,000 years.
2 November 2020 Launched new 20th Anniversary of the Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (WVAR) page and updated the style of the main WVAR page.
29 September 2020 Launched new Image Collection galleries.
18 September 2020 Database updated (4.9.1). Current eruptions updated through 17 September 2020. General updates to volcano data. Style and organizational changes.
5 June 2020 Database updated (4.9.0). Completed review of 2019 eruptions. Current eruptions updated through 4 June 2020. 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 mission of GVP is to document, understand, and disseminate information about global volcanic activity.