|| Global Significant Volcanic Eruptions Database, 4360 BC to present
|| 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).