- Info & Contacts
The Volcanoes of the World database provides a catalog of Holocene and Pleistocene volcanoes, and eruptions from the past 10,000 years.
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.
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.
The mission of GVP is to document, understand, and disseminate information about global volcanic activity.