Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Fournaise, Piton de la
in France

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Fournaise, Piton de la is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Name: Fournaise, Piton de la
Lat/Lon: -21.244 , 55.708
Event Date: 25 Oct 2019 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 300000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 850000 people within 100km
Volcanic explosivity index: 5
Population exposure index: 5
Inserted at: 11 Jun 2019 09:25 UTC

GDACS Score

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Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 11 Jun 2019 00:00 JRC
2 25 Oct 2019 00:00 TOULOUSE

Exposed population

The eruption happened in Miscellaneous (French) Indian Ocean Islands , of Reunion (population 644,000) . The nearest places are Cap Blanc, Saint-Philippe, Bras des Calumets, La Plaine des Cafres, Saint-Joseph, Cascades, Sainte-Rose, Petite Île, Le Tampon, Saint-Benoît, and Le Port.

Radius Population
100 km 840000 people
75 km 840000 people
50 km 700000 people
30 km 290000 people
20 km 63000 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Reunion Miscellaneous (French) Indian Ocean Islands 640000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Cap Blanc Reunion Village6 - 7 km
Saint-Philippe Reunion Village4 5300 people 13 km
Bras des Calumets Reunion Village6 - 15 km
La Plaine des Cafres Reunion Village4 - 16 km
Saint-Joseph Reunion Village4 33000 people 16 km
Cascades Reunion Village5 - 17 km
Sainte-Rose Reunion Village4 6900 people 17 km
Petite Île Reunion Village4 - 18 km
Le Tampon Reunion Village4 69000 people 19 km
Saint-Benoît Reunion Village4 35000 people 24 km
Entre-Deux Reunion Village4 5600 people 24 km
Saint-Pierre Reunion Village4 75000 people 25 km
La Rivière Reunion Village4 - 27 km
Bras-Panon Reunion Village4 10000 people 28 km
Cilaos Reunion Village4 6100 people 28 km
Hell-Bourg Reunion Village4 - 29 km
Saint-Louis Reunion Village4 47000 people 31 km
Saint-André Reunion Village4 45000 people 33 km
Etang Sale Reunion Village4 - 36 km
Les Avirons Reunion Village4 - 38 km
Aurère Reunion Village6 - 39 km
Sainte-Suzanne Reunion Village4 20000 people 40 km
Saint-Marie Reunion Village4 - 43 km
Saint-Leu Reunion Village4 27000 people 44 km
Trois Bassins Reunion Village4 - 46 km
Saint-Denis Reunion Capital 130000 people 49 km
La Possession Reunion Village4 26000 people 52 km
Saint-Paul Reunion Village4 98000 people 52 km
Le Port Reunion Village4 40000 people 55 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
St Pierre Pierrefonds ZSE 16 0 31 km
Saint Denis Gillot RUN 20 0 44 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Saint Pierre Reunion 26 km
Saint Denis Reunion 49 km
Pointe Des Galets REPDG Reunion 57 km

Dams

Nuclear plants

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