Overall Orange alert Volcanic eruption for Kilauea
in United States

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Kilauea can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID VO 511
Name: Kilauea
Lat/Lon: 19.421097 , -155.286762
Event Date: 28 May 2018 06:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: 180000 people within 100km
Exposed Population 100km: No people affected
Volcanic Explosivity Index VEI:
Population Exposure Index PEI:
Inserted at: 07 May 2018 05:50 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 2.2 (United States)

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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 1015 | About casualties: 10 | Last hour: 0

Scientists debate whether Leilani Estates eruption is ‘new’Fri, 01 Jun 2018 02:32:00 +0200.

It’s not official yet, but U.S. Geological Survey scientists are seriously debating whether the Leilani Estates eruption that began May 3 should be declared a “new” eruption that is distinct from the Puu Oo eruption on the flank of Kilauea
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Scientists debate whether Leilani eruption is ‘new’Fri, 01 Jun 2018 01:45:00 +0200.

It’s not official yet, but U.S. Geological Survey scientists are seriously debating whether the Leilani Estates eruption that began on May 3 should be declared a “new” eruption that is distinct from the Pu’u O’o eruption on the flank of Kil
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En Hawai temen inundaciones de lava del volcán KilaueaFri, 01 Jun 2018 01:00:00 +0200.

Un área de Hawái corre riesgo de quedar aislada por inundación de lava por lo que las autoridades recomendaron su evacuación. "La lava de varias fisuras continúa avanzando hacia el área de Kapoho", un área vacacional que fue destruida por e
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Hawaii Volcano’s Glass Rain Is Actually Called ‘Pele’s Hair’Thu, 31 May 2018 21:55:00 +0200.

As if the 2,400-acre lava field on Hawaii’s Mount Kilauea and reports of a thick blanket of “vog” wasn’t bad enough, the U.S. Geological Survey warned late Wednesday night of volcanic glass—Pele’s hair—falling from the sky. Pele’s hair, na
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (28), (1), INGV (2), WMO (1), INFORM (2),