Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for San Cristobal
in Nicaragua

Event summary

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

Name: San Cristobal
Lat/Lon: 12.702 , -87.004
Event Date: 11 Mar 2021 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 330000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 1880000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 3
Population exposure index: 4
Inserted at: 11 Mar 2021 06:54 UTC

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Historical Timeline

Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 11 Mar 2021 00:00 JRC

Exposed population

The eruption happened in Nicaragua , Department of Chinandega (population 364,428) . The nearest places are Apastate, Los Ángeles, El Pellisco, Mokorón, El Puente, El Torreón, El Paraíso, Olomega, Caserío Los Portillos, Chichigalpa, and Santa Rosa.

Radius Population
100 km 1.8 million people
75 km 1.1 million people
50 km 680000 people
30 km 330000 people
20 km 250000 people
10 km 11000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Chinandega Nicaragua 360000 people
Leon Nicaragua 370000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Apastate Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 6 km
Los Ángeles Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 7 km
El Pellisco Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 8 km
Mokorón Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 9 km
El Puente Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 12 km
El Torreón Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 13 km
El Paraíso Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 13 km
Olomega Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 14 km
Caserío Los Portillos Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 15 km
Chichigalpa Chinandega Nicaragua City 32000 people 15 km
Chinandega Chinandega Nicaragua City 120000 people 16 km
La Canoa Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 17 km
San Pablo Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 18 km
San Miguelito Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 18 km
El Viejo Chinandega Nicaragua City 52000 people 18 km
Colonia Adela Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 19 km
Comarca Ceiba Chachagua León Nicaragua Village - 19 km
Santa Rosa Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 19 km
Limas de Belén Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 20 km
La Ceiba Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 21 km
San José León Nicaragua Village - 21 km
Cayanlipe Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 24 km
Corcuera León Nicaragua Village - 24 km
Puerto Morazán Chinandega Nicaragua Village 5500 people 25 km
Talpetate Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 26 km
El Realejo Chinandega Nicaragua Village 6100 people 26 km
Telica León Nicaragua Village 8700 people 26 km
El Algodón Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 26 km
Las Marías Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 27 km
Corinto León Nicaragua Village 18000 people 27 km
San Ramón Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 27 km
Mina El Limón Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 28 km
San Jacinto León Nicaragua Village - 28 km
Puerto el Barquito Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 29 km
El Fortín Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 29 km
Fátima Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 30 km
Delicias Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 30 km
Chorrera Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 31 km
La Calera Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 32 km
El Cacao Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 32 km
Buenos Aires León Nicaragua Village - 32 km
El Infiernito León Nicaragua Village - 32 km
León León Nicaragua City 150000 people 33 km
Linda Vista León Nicaragua Village - 33 km
Santa Teresa León Nicaragua Village - 35 km
Villa Nueva Chinandega Nicaragua Village 5500 people 36 km
El Castaño Choluteca Honduras Village - 36 km
Poneloya León Nicaragua Village - 36 km
El Fortín Choluteca Honduras Village - 36 km
Rota León Nicaragua Village - 36 km
San Pablo Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 37 km
San Nicolás León Nicaragua Village - 37 km
Malpaisillo León Nicaragua Village - 37 km
El Almendro León Nicaragua Village - 38 km
Somotillo Chinandega Nicaragua Village 15000 people 39 km
El Carmen León Nicaragua Village - 39 km
El Trapichito León Nicaragua Village - 39 km
Aposentillo Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 39 km
La Bacinica Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 40 km
Petacaltepe Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 41 km
Apante Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 41 km
Genízaro Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 42 km
Las Brisas León Nicaragua Village - 42 km
Las Pilas Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 42 km
El Entumido Choluteca Honduras Village - 42 km
El Limón Choluteca Honduras Village - 42 km
El Cacao Choluteca Honduras Village - 43 km
Portobanco León Nicaragua Village - 43 km
Tolapa León Nicaragua Village - 43 km
Candelaria León Nicaragua Village - 43 km
Jiñocuabo León Nicaragua Village - 44 km
Chagüite Grande Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 44 km
Santo Tomás Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 45 km
Las Casillos León Nicaragua Village - 46 km
Barrio El Terrero León Nicaragua Village - 46 km
Jiquilillo Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 47 km
Santa Rosa León Nicaragua Village - 47 km
Mangle Alto Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 47 km
Santa Bárbara León Nicaragua Village - 47 km
El Perico Choluteca Honduras Village <1000 people 48 km
Obraje León Nicaragua Village - 50 km
Rodeo Grande Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 50 km
Vigías León Nicaragua Village - 50 km
Caserío la Calle Real de Tolape León Nicaragua Village - 50 km
Las Peraltas León Nicaragua Village - 51 km
Salinas Grandes León Nicaragua Village - 52 km
Venecia Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 52 km
Barrio de Tecuaname León Nicaragua Village - 53 km
La Bomba León Nicaragua Village - 53 km
Los Tanques Choluteca Honduras Village - 53 km
El Tempate León Nicaragua Village - 54 km
La Paz León Nicaragua Village - 54 km
Coyol Solo Choluteca Honduras Village - 54 km
Momotombi León Nicaragua Village - 54 km
Caserío El Espino León Nicaragua Village - 54 km
San Benito Choluteca Honduras Village - 54 km
Palo Blanco León Nicaragua Village - 54 km
Cerro Colorado Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 55 km
Carao León Nicaragua Village - 56 km
Río Grande León Nicaragua Village - 56 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
Fanor Urroz 100 0 32 km
Los Brasiles 80 Civ. Paved No 3200 91 km
San Lorenzo 20 0 96 km
Punta Huete 66 0 97 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Corinto NICIO Nicaragua 32 km
Puerto Sandino NIPSN Nicaragua 62 km
San Lorenzo HNSLO Honduras 92 km
Amapala HNAMP Honduras 97 km

Dams

Nuclear plants

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