Animated Maps: Ten Thousand Years of Volcanic Eruptions

Published on Jun 24, 2021
Let's look back at over ten thousand years of volcanic eruptions. This animated map groups eruptions using the Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) with indices from 0 to 8. For reference, the 1977 eruption of Kilauea has VEI of 0 and the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens has a VEI of 5.

This animated map was made using Esri's ArcGIS Pro, Cinema 4D, X-Particles, Cycles4D, and Adobe After Effects. Please visit for more information about ArcGIS Pro.

Data source: Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution -

Music: Ganymede by Yehezkel Raz

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