Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Kilauea
in United States

Event summary

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

Name: Kilauea
Lat/Lon: 19.421 , -155.287
Event Date: 21 Dec 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 3000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 190000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 4
Population exposure index: 3
Inserted at: 21 Dec 2020 10:08 UTC

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Historical Timeline

Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 21 Dec 2020 00:00 WASHINGTON

Exposed population

The eruption happened in United States , State of Hawaii (population 1,153,336) . The nearest places are Volcano House, Volcano, Glenwood, Ainapo, Fern Forest, Mountain View, Royal Gardens, Kurtistown, Kupaahu, Pahala, and Paauilo.

Radius Population
100 km 180000 people
75 km 100000 people
50 km 90000 people
30 km 3200 people
20 km 1200 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Hawaii United States 1.1 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Volcano House Hawaii United States Village - 3 km
Volcano Hawaii United States Village 2200 people 10 km
Glenwood Hawaii United States Village - 16 km
Ainapo Hawaii United States Village - 16 km
Fern Forest Hawaii United States Village <1000 people 17 km
Mountain View Hawaii United States Village 2700 people 24 km
Royal Gardens Hawaii United States Village - 27 km
Kurtistown Hawaii United States Village 1100 people 29 km
Kupaahu Hawaii United States Village - 30 km
Pahala Hawaii United States Village 1300 people 32 km
Ainaloa Hawaii United States Village 1900 people 33 km
Kalapana Hawaii United States Village - 33 km
Keaau Hawaii United States Village 2000 people 34 km
Piihonua Hawaii United States Village - 36 km
Pahoa Hawaii United States Village <1000 people 36 km
Kuipo Hawaii United States Village - 38 km
Hawaiian Paradise Park Hawaii United States Village 7000 people 38 km
Punaluu Kahawai Hawaii United States Village - 39 km
Leilani Estates Hawaii United States Village 1000 people 39 km
Hilo Hawaii United States City 40000 people 39 km
Hilea Hawaii United States Village - 41 km
Wainaku Hawaii United States Village 1200 people 41 km
Hawaiian Beaches Hawaii United States Village 3700 people 41 km
Makuu Hawaii United States Village - 41 km
Pua Akala Hawaii United States Village - 41 km
Opihikao Hawaii United States Village - 42 km
Paukaa Hawaii United States Village <1000 people 43 km
Papaikou Hawaii United States Village 1400 people 45 km
Honuapo Hawaii United States Village - 46 km
Pohoiki Hawaii United States Village - 46 km
Phoakuloa Hawaii United States Village - 47 km
Koae Hawaii United States Village - 48 km
Hopuwai Hawaii United States Village - 48 km
Pepeekeo Hawaii United States Village 1600 people 49 km
Naalehu Hawaii United States Village <1000 people 51 km
Komakawai Hawaii United States Village - 51 km
Kaunene Hawaii United States Village - 52 km
Waiohinu Hawaii United States Village - 52 km
Honomu Hawaii United States Village <1000 people 53 km
Papaloa Hawaii United States Village - 55 km
Keanakalu Hawaii United States Village - 55 km
Hakalau Hawaii United States Village - 56 km
Ninole Hawaii United States Village - 59 km
Kaalualu Hawaii United States Village - 60 km
Weloka Hawaii United States Village - 60 km
Pawaina Hawaii United States Village - 61 km
Hanaipoe Hawaii United States Village - 61 km
Monohaa Hawaii United States Village - 62 km
Papaaloa Hawaii United States Village - 62 km
Laupahoehoe Hawaii United States Village <1000 people 62 km
Waikii Hawaii United States Village - 62 km
Kealia Hawaii United States Village - 63 km
Keokea Hawaii United States Village - 63 km
Umikoa Hawaii United States Village - 63 km
Hawaiian Ocean View Hawaii United States Village 2100 people 64 km
Kealakekua Hawaii United States Village 1600 people 64 km
Ookala Hawaii United States Village - 64 km
Hookena Hawaii United States Village - 65 km
Keamuku Hawaii United States Village - 65 km
Hale Pili Hawaii United States Village - 65 km
Papa Hawaii United States Village - 66 km
Honaunau Hawaii United States Village - 66 km
Waihou Hawaii United States Village - 66 km
Napoopao Hawaii United States Village - 66 km
Country Garden Estates Hawaii United States Village - 67 km
Waiahukini Hawaii United States Village - 67 km
Honalo Hawaii United States Village 1900 people 67 km
Makahalau Hawaii United States Village - 67 km
Captain Cook Hawaii United States Village 3200 people 68 km
Kukaiau Hawaii United States Village - 68 km
Paauilo Hawaii United States Village <1000 people 70 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Rainshed 1219 0 3 km
Mountain View Airstrip 457 0 23 km
Pahala Airstrip 364 0 30 km
Upper Paauau 792 0 32 km
Hilo Hospital 148 0 35 km
Mauna Kea-Honolii 427 0 41 km
Hilo International ITO 12 Civ. Paved Yes 9800 42 km
Kaalaiki Airstrip 599 0 45 km
Bradshaw AAF BSF 1886 Civ. Paved No 3600 47 km
Pepeekeo Airstrip 206 0 50 km
Peleau 332 0 55 km
Lucy Henriques Medical Center 853 0 62 km
Upper Paauilo Airstrip 463 0 68 km
Puu Waa Waa Ranch 686 0 72 km
Kamuela MUE 814 Civ. Paved No 5100 76 km
Honokaa Airstrip 439 0 77 km
Waikoloa 33 0 81 km
Kaupulehu 13 0 86 km
Keahole KOA 13 Civ. Paved Yes 11000 87 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Hilo USITO Wake Island 41 km
Honuapo Wake Island 47 km
Kauhako Bay Wake Island 64 km
Napoopoo Wake Island 68 km
Milolii Wake Island 71 km
Honokaa Wake Island 78 km
Kailua Wake Island 78 km
Kiholo Wake Island 85 km
Kawaihae USKWH Wake Island 88 km

Dams

Nuclear plants

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