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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Mayon  |  Explosion on 13 January 2018 begins new eruptive episode; 5-km-high ash plume on 22 January
  • Kusatsu-Shiranesan  |  Phreatic explosion at Motoshiranesan cone on 23 January 2018 results in one fatality and several injuries
  • 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
  • Rincon de la Vieja  |  Phreatic explosions during 29 September-22 October 2017
  • Turrialba  |  Persistent explosions and ash emissions continue through 2017; small lava lake
  • Poas  |  Increase in phreatic and phreato-magmatic explosions during April through August 2017
  • 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

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

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.

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

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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The mission of GVP is to document, understand, and disseminate information about global volcanic activity.
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