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Recent Bulletin Reports

  • Masaya  |  Lava lake persists with decreased thermal output, November 2018-February 2019
  • Santa Maria  |  Daily explosions cause steam-and-ash plumes and block avalanches, November 2018-February 2019
  • Reventador  |  Multiple daily explosions with ash plumes and incandescent blocks rolling down the flanks, October 2018-January 2019
  • Kuchinoerabujima  |  Weak explosions and ash plumes beginning 21 October 2018
  • Kerinci  |  A persistent gas-and-steam plume and intermittent ash plumes occurred from July 2018 through January 2019
  • Yasur  |  Eruption continues with ongoing explosions and multiple active crater vents, August 2018-January 2019
  • Ambae  |  Ash plumes and lahars in July 2018 cause evacuation of the island; intermittent gas-and-steam and ash plumes through January 2019
  • Agung  |  Ongoing intermittent ash plumes and frequent gas-and-steam plumes during August 2018-January 2019
  • Erebus  |  Lava lakes persist through 2017 and 2018
  • Villarrica  |  Intermittent Strombolian activity ejects incandescent bombs around crater rim, September 2018-February 2019
  • Popocatepetl  |  Explosions with ash plumes and incandescent ejecta continue during September 2018-February 2019
  • Pacaya  |  Continuous activity from the cone in Mackenney crater; daily lava flows on the NW flank during October 2018-January 2019

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

17 May 2019 Database updated (4.8.0). Completed review of 2018 eruptions. Current eruptions updated through 17 May 2019. General updates to volcano data. Added a direct link to the External Sites tab on the volcano profile pages that displays seismic stations in the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) system within 20 km of the given volcano location.

25 April 2019 Added a direct link to the External Sites tab on the volcano profile pages that displays seismic stations in the UNAVCO system within 20 km of the given volcano location.

12 April 2019 Database updated (4.7.7). Current eruptions updated through 12 April 2019. General updates to volcano data. Added Twitter social media account (@SmithsonianGVP).

15 February 2019 Database updated (4.7.6). Current eruptions updated through 15 February 2019. General updates to volcano data.

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



Who We Are

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