Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Yasur
in Vanuatu

Event summary

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

GDACS ID VO 1000005
Name: Yasur
Lat/Lon: -19.532 , 169.447
Event Date: 27 Nov 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 33000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 37000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 3
Population Exposure Index PEI: 3
Inserted at: 27 Nov 2020 07:44 UTC


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Vanuatu – Volcanic eruption Fri, 27 Nov 2020 10:55

  • Yasur volcano, located in Tanna Island (southern Vanuatu), continues his activity that consists of ongoing explosions with gas plumes and volcanic ash.
  • According to the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) a Danger Zone of 600 m around the volcanic cone is in effect.
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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 Yasur report has been published on 22 Jul 2020 09:13.
Based on webcam images and satellite data the Wellington VAAC reported that on 19 July ash plumes from Yasur rose to 1.5 km (5,000 ft) a.s.l. Diffuse ash plumes rose to 1.2 km (4,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NNE. Source: Wellington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)
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Latest media headlines

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

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