Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Kuchinoerabujima
in Japan

Event summary

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

GDACS ID VO 282050
Name: Kuchinoerabujima
Lat/Lon: 30.443 , 130.217
Event Date: 16 Jan 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 2000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 110000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 4
Population Exposure Index PEI: 2
Inserted at: 16 Jan 2020 10:15 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 Kuchinoerabujima report has been published on 15 Jan 2020 07:44.
An eruption at Kuchinoerabujima began at 1505 on 11 January and produced ash plumes that rose 2 km above the crater rim, drifted E, and then faded into a weather cloud. Tephra was ejected 300 m from the crater, and ashfall was reported on neighboring Yakushima Island. The eruption continued until 0730 on 12 January, producing ash plumes that rose 400 m above the crater rim and drifted SW; afterwards only white plumes were visible rising 600 m. The Alert Level remained at 3 (the middle level on a scale of 1-5). Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
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Latest media headlines

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

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Next mega disasters to wipe out EarthSun, 19 Jan 2020 11:38:00 +0100.

. But some could be worse than others … RELATED: Expert claims Australia is the most ‘natural disaster-prone region’ THE YELLOWSTONE SUPERVOLCANO, WYOMING. Yellowstone National Park quietly sits on top of a supervolcano that is 70.8km wide.
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Next mega disasters to wipe out EarthSun, 19 Jan 2020 11:14:00 +0100.

. But some could be worse than others … RELATED: Expert claims Australia is the most ‘natural disaster-prone region’ THE YELLOWSTONE SUPERVOLCANO, WYOMING. Yellowstone National Park quietly sits on top of a supervolcano that is 70.8km wide.
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Court Orders Suspension of Japan Nuclear Reactor over Safety ConcernsSat, 18 Jan 2020 02:33:00 +0100.

TOKYO – A Japanese court ordered on Friday the suspension of a nuclear reactor at the Ikata plant in western Japan on safety grounds, revoking an earlier decision that had green lighted its operation. The Hiroshima High Court said the opera
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (30), (1), INGV (2), WMO (1), INFORM (2),