This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Volcano Widget


The plugin creates a customizeable interactive map with active volcanoes and current earthquakes worldwide.
The map is loaded in an iframe and can be used as widget that can be placed in a sidebar of the layout.

The map itself, which is being updated daily, contains interactive features:
– click on each earthquake to see details (depth, magnitude, time, source of data and link to detail info)
– submit a “I felt the earthquake” report straight from the earthquake list or the map
– click on each volcano to see more details (status, last activity, link to more info)
– access a list of latest volcano news

The map display can be customized in may ways:
– display only earthquakes or only volcanoes or both
– select a geographic region / country from a list (e.g. Australia, British Isles, California, Germany)
– select a custom geographic region defined by W-E and N-S boundaries
– start with different zoom and geographical center
– filter to show only quakes larger than a given magnitude
– filter to show only volcanoes at a certain activity level
– show / hide various display controls

Feature request

If you like this widget, we’re pleased to have your input about features you might like to see in future versions.
If you like to encourage further development, please consider making a small donation as the work on the data and the map is an unpaid, time-consuming free-time effort 😉


  • Widget in right sidebar showing map of erupting volcanoes and recent earthquakes
  • Enlarged view with list of quakes; clicking on anywhere on the dimmed background returns to the normal view


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload VolcanoWidget.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. If desired, customize the map under ‘Settings’ -> ‘Volcano Widget’ (by default, earthquakes and volcanoes are shown worldwide)
  4. Go to ‘Design’ -> ‘Widgets’ and drag the widget to any place in your layout, e.g. the right sidebar


None yet.


There are no reviews for this plugin.

Contributors & Developers

“Volcano Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


Translate “Volcano Widget” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • First release


Minor fix in javascript enlarge function: when returning to small map, the originally set width is restored


update to https