Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Katla
in Iceland

Event summary

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

GDACS ID VO 372030
Name: Katla
Lat/Lon: 63.633 , -19.083
Event Date: 15 May 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 500 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 900 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 5
Population Exposure Index PEI: 2
Inserted at: 15 May 2020 15:59 UTC

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