LaMEVE

The LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database has been a large collaborative effort. Data contributions have come from the Smithsonian Institution’s Global Volcanism Program (both their online Holocene database and an unpublished Quaternary dataset), the Geological Survey of Japan ( Quaternary and Active Volcanoes of Japan databases), as well as from the published literature. A large number of people have been involved in compiling the data over a number of years, mostly at the University of Bristol, UK: Natalia Deligne, Natalie Ortiz, Laura Hobbs, Hayley Dunning, Sian Crosweller, Sarah Brown, Koji Kiyosugi (University of South Florida), Michael Hodge, Emily Bowyer, Lucy Harper, Jenny Pooley, Sam Mitchell and Alex Clarke. The database was designed by Martin Nayembil and Baneet Arora (British Geological Survey) and Sian Crosweller (University of Bristol), with the web design and development carried out by Jonathan Lowndes, Karen Kilpatrick, Diego Diaz Doce and Baneet Arora (British Geological Survey).

This database contains data on eruptions of magnitude 4 or greater, reaching back to the start of the Quaternary.The database is searchable via a spatial tool and or a series of attributes, the results of which can be downloaded into a spreadsheet format. The database will be updated regularly and we welcome comments on, and or additions to, the database content. To submit these, please contact Sian Crosweller. It is only through the input of the volcanological community that this database will be able to reach its full potential and be sustainable in the long-term.

For an initial period after launch the database will continue to be updated as and when required. In future, updates will be scheduled at specific time intervals and will be listed on the website. The current version number will be given at the bottom of the search page to allow users to identify when changes have been made. For formal scientific citation of the LaMEVE database, please make reference to the paper published in the Journal of Applied Volcanology describing the database, adding to this the version of the data used for analysis. General use should be attributed to ‘the LaMEVE database (version #),VOGRIPA.’.

The website design and analysis tools will also evolve through time and we welcome comments and suggestions on these too; please contact Jonathan Lowndes.

Montserrat. Vegetation damage and crack on crater rim
Montserrat. Vegetation damage and crack on crater rim. (Date: 01/11/1996)
Montserrat. Vulcanian explosion
Montserrat. Vulcanian explosion. View from near Bugby Hole. (Date: 06/08/1997)