Volcano Hazards Program Feeds

There are several methods for receiving volcano update information.

1. Visit our site, volcanoes.usgs.gov

home page showing maps and list of volcano updates

Update information is customized on our site to meet the needs of different user groups.

2. Receive updates on your favorite news reader

home page showing maps and list of volcano updates

You can subscribe to our feed and receive our updates on your favorite news reader (also known as a feed aggregator or feed reader). A feed is generally a list of article headlines, summaries and links back to the full article from the originating web site. Using a news reader, you will be alerted when content that interests you appears on your favorite websites. Instead of visiting a web site to browse for new articles and features, your reader will automatically update when something new is posted online. There are several types of feeds that a web site can publish but they all have the same goal of providing access to the information.

How do I subscribe to a feed?

You can either use a web-based service or you can download and install a news reader. If you want to use a web-based service, such as one provided by your browser, click on the URL of our update feed, http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/rss/vhpcaprss.xml. Your browser should give you a choice of news readers and instructions. If you have a service you prefer, you can cut and past the URL of our update feed into the viewer's subscribe dialogue. The USGS does not endorse any particular reader or application.

3. Receive updates on Google My Maps.

home page showing maps and list of volcano updates

The Google My Maps page allows users to pull content, called a mapplet, onto a single map. The USGS Volcano Hazards Program and the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program both have mapplets allowing users to view both real-time earthquakes and current volcanic activity on the same map.

Add the Volcano Mapplet to your My Maps page

For more information, see our mapplet article on the Google blog, Track and explore real-time earthquakes and volcanic activity