Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Ulawun
in Papua New Guinea

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Ulawun is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Name: Ulawun
Lat/Lon: -5.05 , 151.33
Event Date: 01 Oct 2019 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 15000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 87000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 4
Population exposure index: 2
Inserted at: 27 Jun 2019 06:14 UTC

GDACS Score

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Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 27 Jun 2019 00:00 WELLINGTON
2 05 Aug 2019 00:00 DARWIN
3 01 Oct 2019 00:00 DARWIN

Exposed population

The eruption happened in Papua New Guinea , Province of East New Britain (population 170,000) . The nearest places are Kipa, Ubili, Madidua, Ulamona Mission, Kamatami, Eaea, Morena, Togotogo, Kavu, Muela, and Long.

Radius Population
100 km 86000 people
75 km 53000 people
50 km 31000 people
30 km 14000 people
20 km 8900 people
10 km 1800 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 170000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 130000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kipa West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 9 km
Ubili West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 9 km
Madidua West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 10 km
Ulamona Mission West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 10 km
Kamatami East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 13 km
Eaea West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 15 km
Morena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 17 km
Togotogo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 18 km
Kavu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 18 km
Muela East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 19 km
Leli East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 20 km
Muranpuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 23 km
Kola East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 23 km
Kupgen East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 23 km
Asalau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 24 km
Kamarelo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 25 km
Lapau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 25 km
Baia West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 26 km
Gigipuna West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 29 km
Ganna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 30 km
Tagili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Akul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Bubu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 39 km
Piovi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 39 km
Kahei West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 39 km
Gomu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 42 km
Apapulu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 42 km
Ora East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 44 km
Timomo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Goni East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Lalikar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 46 km
Bagatavi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 46 km
Kwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 46 km
Mara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 46 km
Ewasse West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 47 km
Mongu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Bakirua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Matalilu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Tonganda East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 49 km
Tal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 49 km
Senel East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Mataburu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Lakiri East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Kiava West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Pendi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 51 km
Pature East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 51 km
Torin East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Old Kiava West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Galowe East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Marmar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Olaipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 55 km
Pomio East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 56 km
Parol East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 56 km
West Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 57 km
Malakua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 58 km
Sali East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 58 km
Malasi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 60 km
Awungi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 61 km
Sulu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 61 km
Mondrabet East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 63 km
Bovalpun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 63 km
Irena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 64 km
Puapal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 64 km
Kauwa East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 65 km
Kaiama West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 65 km
Pora East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 65 km
Malmal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Takairam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Poiniara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 67 km
Siwanpuna West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 68 km
Lamerien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 68 km
Kalip East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 69 km
Hoiya East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 69 km
Long East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 69 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
Sule ULE unknown 0 9 km
Bialla BAA unknown 0 44 km
Open Bay OPB 2 0 49 km
Gonaili 1 0 59 km
Nutuve NUT unknown 0 65 km
Uvol UVO unknown 0 69 km
Jacquinot Bay JAQ 64 0 70 km
Gonalia GOE unknown 0 70 km
Tol TLO unknown 0 79 km
Stockholm SMP unknown 0 89 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Pondo Harbor Papua New Guinea 62 km

Dams

Nuclear plants

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