Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Bezymianny
in Russia

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Bezymianny is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Name: Bezymianny
Lat/Lon: 55.972 , 160.595
Event Date: 22 Oct 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: Few people affected
Exposed Population 100km: About 8000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 5
Population exposure index: 2
Inserted at: 22 Oct 2020 13:24 UTC


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Historical Timeline

Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 22 Oct 2020 00:00 TOKYO

Exposed population

The eruption happened in Russian Federation , Region of Kamchatskaya oblast'. The nearest places are Klyuchi, Mayskoye, Kozyrevskiy, Kozyrëvsk, Ushki, Krasny Yar, Kamenka, Granëvo, Kresty, Srednyaya Kravcha, and Srednekamchatsk.

Radius Population
100 km 8300 people
75 km 4200 people
50 km 2300 people
30 km <1000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kamchatskaya oblast' Russian Federation -

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Klyuchi Kamchatskaya Russia City 6400 people 41 km
Mayskoye Kamchatskaya Russia Village - 45 km
Kozyrevskiy Kamchatskaya Russia Village - 46 km
Kozyrëvsk Kamchatskaya Russia City - 46 km
Ushki Kamchatskaya Russia Village - 47 km
Krasny Yar Kamchatskaya Russia Village - 47 km
Kamenka Kamchatskaya Russia Village - 47 km
Granëvo Kamchatskaya Russia Village - 48 km
Kresty Kamchatskaya Russia Village - 48 km
Srednyaya Kravcha Kamchatskaya Russia Village - 50 km
Kishkerdino Kamchatskaya Russia Village - 54 km
Kharchino Kamchatskaya Russia Village - 61 km
Tolbachik Kamchatskaya Russia Village - 63 km
Srednekamchatsk Kamchatskaya Russia Village - 64 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Klyuchi 66 0 39 km
Klyuchi Southeast 32 0 42 km
Kozyrevsk 30 0 46 km



Nuclear plants

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