|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).