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NCEI/WDS Global Significant Volcanic Eruptions Database, 4360 BC to Present

Metadata Updated: July 9, 2021

The Significant Volcanic Eruptions Database is a global listing of over 600 eruptions from 4360 BC to the present. A significant eruption is classified as one that meets at least one of the following criteria: caused fatalities, caused moderate damage (approximately $1 million or more), Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) of 6 or greater, generated a tsunami, or was associated with a significant earthquake. The database provides information on the latitude, longitude, elevation, type of volcano, last known eruption, VEI index, and socio-economic data such as the total number of casualties, injuries, houses destroyed, and houses damaged, and $ dollage damage estimates. References, political geography, and additional comments are also provided for each eruption. If the eruption was associated with a tsunami or significant earthquake, it is flagged and linked to the related database. For a complete list of current and past activity for all volcanoes on the planet active during the last 10,000 years, please see Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program (GVP).

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Dates

Metadata Date July 8, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date July 9, 2021
Reference Date(s) March 23, 2001 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NGDC MGG Hazards WAF

Graphic Preview

A lava fountain from the 1959 eruption of Kilauea Iki, Hawaii.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date July 8, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date July 9, 2021
Reference Date(s) March 23, 2001 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.hazards:G10147
Access Constraints Cite as: National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): NCEI/WDS Global Significant Volcanic Eruptions Database. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5JW8BSH [access date], Access to this dataset is unrestricted., While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Bbox East Long 180
Bbox North Lat 71
Bbox South Lat -63
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description A lava fountain from the 1959 eruption of Kilauea Iki, Hawaii.
Graphic Preview File https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/hazard/icons/73900106.jpg
Graphic Preview Type jpg
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Harvest Source Id 7b37b703-805c-4a27-b47f-d471f07b5ed7
Harvest Source Title NGDC MGG Hazards WAF
Licence
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin -4360

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