Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Sangay
in Ecuador

Event summary

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

GDACS ID VO 352090
Name: Sangay
Lat/Lon: -2.005 , -78.341
Event Date: 10 Jun 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 19000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 1530000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 3
Population Exposure Index PEI: 3
Inserted at: 20 Dec 2019 06:17 UTC

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Ecuador - Sangay volcanic eruption (ECHO 11 Jun 2020)Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:03

  • Sangay volcano, located in central Ecuador, started an eruptive phase on 8 June. A pyroclastic flow descended trough the south-east flank (río Volcán) and an ash column up to 7,000 metres high moved southwestward. 
  • Widespread ashfall reached the provinces of Chimborazo, Los Ríos, Guayas, Santa Elena and Morona Santiago.
  • According to media reports, the Guayaquil airport (Guayas Province) suspended flights on 9 June and roads were closed to traffic in some parts of Los Rios and Chimborazo provinces .
  • People have been advised to not stay close to the danger area and to wear the masks in the ashfall affected areas.
Ecuador - Volcanic eruption (ECHO 21 Nov 2019)Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:03

  • On 17 November, Sangay volcano erupted an ash plume approximately 1 km above the crater, moving in a south-east direction.
  • According to the National Risk and Emergency Management Service of Ecuador, widespread ash has been reported in Macas City (Morona-Santiago Province) and in surrounding localities.
  • The National Risk and Emergency Management Service and the Geophysical Institute are monitoring the volcano.
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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 Sangay report has been published on 18 Dec 2019 06:51.
Based on information from the Guayaquil MWO, satellite images, and wind model data, the Washington VAAC reported that during 10-17 December ash plumes from Sangay rose to 5.8-7.3 km (19,000-24,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted in multiple directions. A thermal anomaly was visible on 17 December. Source: Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 7 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Sangay, un volcán milenario que lleva activo más de 12 meses, pero sin ... Wed, 10 Jun 2020 15:53:00 +0200.

El volcán Sangay está en un proceso de erupción permanente desde mayo de 2019, razón por la que mantiene continuas explosiones que expulsan cenizas, las cuales llegaron hasta Chimbroazo y Guayas la madrugada del martes debido a los fuertes
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No hay temor de erupción fuerte del volcán Sangay, fue el viento, dice ... Tue, 09 Jun 2020 16:05:00 +0200.

Aunque nunca puede descartarse la posibilidad de una fuerte erupción volcánica, no hay evidencia de ello, dijo el doctor Benjamin Bernard, del Instituto Geofísico de la Politénica Nacional. En entrevista con Teleamazonas, este martes dijo q
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Un enorme agujero en la capa de ozono causó una extinción masiva hace ... Fri, 29 May 2020 21:39:00 +0200.

Investigadores de la Universidad de Southampton, en Reino Unido, han demostrado que un evento de extinción hace 360 millones de años , que mató a gran parte de las plantas y la vida acuática de agua dulce de la Tierra , fue causado por una
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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.
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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),