Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Sinabung
in Indonesia

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Sinabung can have a low humanitarian impact based on the exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID VO 1000003
Name: Sinabung
Lat/Lon: 3.17 , 98.392
Event Date: 03 Nov 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 260000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 8200000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 2
Population Exposure Index PEI: 5
Inserted at: 03 Nov 2020 08:09 UTC

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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

The Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report provides information about global volcanism on a weekly basis. Latest Sinabung report has been published on 28 Oct 2020 07:29.
PVMBG reported that white plumes rose as high as 500 m above Sinabung?s summit on most days during 20-27 October; foggy conditions sometimes prevented visual observations. On 23 October white-and-gray ash plumes rose as high as 1 km and drifted in multiple directions. Pyroclastic flows traveled 1.5-2.5 km down the E and SE flanks on 25 October. According to a news article ash plumes drifted SE of the volcano twice that same day, causing some local residents to evacuate. The report noted that a lava dome in the summit crater continued to grow. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-4), with a general exclusion zone of 3 km and extensions to 5 km in the SE sector and 4 km in the NE sector. Sources: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM),The Jakarta Post
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 5 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

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El volcán Merapi, en Indonesia. - Slamet Riyadi/ZUMA Wire/dpa - Archivo. MADRID, 5 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) - Las autoridades de Indonesia han elevado este jueves el nivel de alerta por la actividad del volcán Merapi, en la isla de Java, tras s
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Indonesia eleva la alerta por la actividad del volcán Merapi y suspend ... Thu, 05 Nov 2020 18:00:00 +0100.

Las autoridades de Indonesia han elevado este jueves el nivel de alerta por la actividad del volcán Merapi, en la isla de Java, tras suspender todas las actividades turísticas y la minería en la zona.
L’Indonésie augmente le niveau de menace du volcan et établit une zone ... Thu, 05 Nov 2020 11:49:00 +0100.

« Cette condition peut déclencher un processus d’extrusion de magma ou une éruption explosive », a déclaré le porte-parole de l’Agence nationale de prévention des catastrophes, Raditya Jati, dans un communiqué. Il a déclaré que les autorité
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Giornata Mondiale della Consapevolezza sugli Tsunami, uno dei fenomeni ... Thu, 05 Nov 2020 00:11:00 +0100.

Gli tsunami sono eventi rari ma uno dei disastri naturali più mortali conosciuti nella storia dell’umanità. Un rapporto delle Nazioni Unite svela che negli ultimi 100 anni, 58 tsunami hanno spezzato la vita di oltre 260.000 persone (per una
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (31), (1), INGV (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),