Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Popocatepetl
in Mexico

Event summary

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

GDACS ID VO 341090
Name: Popocatepetl
Lat/Lon: 19.023 , -98.622
Event Date: 23 Feb 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 640000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 27990000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 5
Population Exposure Index PEI: 5
Inserted at: 23 Feb 2020 21:20 UTC

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 14 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Nearly 100 earthquakes swarm Yellowstone in 24 hours. Here's what expe ... Sat, 19 Sep 2020 16:11:00 +0200.

A swarm of 91 earthquakes rattled the Yellowstone National Park region in just 24 hours on Thursday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quakes trembled southwest of Yellowstone Lake between Heart Lake and West Thumb. Alt
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U.S. appeals court lets Trump officials deport many immigrants - Los A ... Wed, 16 Sep 2020 02:38:00 +0200.

A federal appeals court decided 2 to 1 Monday that the Trump administration may deport hundreds of thousands of immigrants who previously received temporary protected status for humanitarian reasons. The ruling by a panel of the U.S. 9th Ci
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U.S. appeals court lets Trump officials deport many immigrants - Los A ... Wed, 16 Sep 2020 01:50:00 +0200.

A federal appeals court decided 2 to 1 Monday that the Trump administration may deport hundreds of thousands of immigrants who previously received temporary protected status for humanitarian reasons. The ruling by a panel of the U.S. 9th Ci
...(more)
Nearly 100 earthquakes swarm Yellowstone in 24 hours. Here’s what expe ... Mon, 14 Sep 2020 23:50:00 +0200.

A swarm of 91 earthquakes rattled the Yellowstone National Park region in just 24 hours on Thursday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quakes trembled southwest of Yellowstone Lake between Heart Lake and West Thumb. Alth
...(more)

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

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