The Volcanoes of the World database is a catalog of Holocene and Pleistocene volcanoes, and eruptions from the past 10,000 years.
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.
17 April 2020 Database updated (4.8.8). General updates to volcano data. Current eruptions updated through 17 April 2020.
12 March 2020 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GVP staff will be on work-at-home assignments for an indefinite period. It is expected that the Weekly Report will still be produced on time, but other services such as Bulletin reports and database updates will be delayed.
12 March 2020 Database updated (4.8.7). General updates to volcano data. Current eruptions were not updated.
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.