Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Sakurajima
in Japan

Event summary

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

Name: Sakurajima
Lat/Lon: 31.593 , 130.657
Event Date: 12 Mar 2021 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 840000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 2480000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 6
Population exposure index: 6
Inserted at: 12 Mar 2021 05:22 UTC

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Historical Timeline

Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 12 Mar 2021 00:00 TOKYO

Exposed population

The eruption happened in Japan , Region of Kyushu (population 13,296,000) . The nearest places are Koramuki, Yuno, Koike, Fumoto, Nanakuba, Kagoshima, Futagawa, Tarumizu, Mejiri, Kajiki, and Miyazaki.

Radius Population
100 km 2.4 million people
75 km 1.8 million people
50 km 1.4 million people
30 km 840000 people
20 km 670000 people
10 km 22000 people
5 km 3000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kyushu Japan 13.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Koramuki Kagoshima Japan Village - 3 km
Yuno Kagoshima Japan Village - 5 km
Koike Kagoshima Japan Village - 7 km
Fumoto Kagoshima Japan Village - 9 km
Nanakuba Kagoshima Japan Village - 10 km
Kagoshima Kagoshima Japan Major city 540000 people 10 km
Futagawa Kagoshima Japan Village - 12 km
Tarumizu Kagoshima Japan Village 19000 people 13 km
Mejiri Kagoshima Japan Village - 15 km
Kajiki Kagoshima Japan City 22000 people 16 km
Taniyama Kagoshima Japan City - 16 km
Koriyama Kagoshima Japan Village - 17 km
Kawaguchi Kagoshima Japan Village - 17 km
Fukuyama Kagoshima Japan Village - 18 km
Hamanoichi Kagoshima Japan Village - 18 km
Uchiyamada Kagoshima Japan Village - 18 km
Kokubu Kagoshima Japan City 57000 people 18 km
Kamo Kagoshima Japan City - 19 km
Yanagatai Kagoshima Japan Village - 22 km
Toshoji Kagoshima Japan Village - 23 km
Suzuyama Kagoshima Japan Village - 23 km
Furue Kagoshima Japan Village - 24 km
Kinokuchiyama Kagoshima Japan Village - 25 km
Ijuin Kagoshima Japan Village 22000 people 25 km
Sedo Kagoshima Japan Village - 25 km
Shimo-Taniguchi Kagoshima Japan Village - 26 km
Yokura Kagoshima Japan Village - 26 km
Jimoshi Kagoshima Japan Village - 27 km
Kiire Kagoshima Japan Village - 29 km
Yoshitoshi Kagoshima Japan Village - 29 km
Kanoya Kagoshima Japan City 82000 people 30 km
Chiran Kagoshima Japan Village - 30 km
Hioki Kagoshima Japan Village - 30 km
Izaku Kagoshima Japan Village - 31 km
Ichibino Kagoshima Japan Village - 31 km
Kawanabe Kagoshima Japan Village - 34 km
Sueyoshi Kagoshima Japan City 19000 people 35 km
Hirobashi Kagoshima Japan Village - 36 km
Aragasane Miyazaki Japan Village - 37 km
Ibusuki Kagoshima Japan Village 29000 people 37 km
Karijuku Kagoshima Japan Village - 38 km
Kaseda Kagoshima Japan Village 23000 people 39 km
Koyama Kagoshima Japan Village - 39 km
Kushikino Kagoshima Japan Village 25000 people 39 km
Miyanojo Kagoshima Japan Village - 39 km
Kurino Kagoshima Japan Village - 40 km
Miyakonojo Miyazaki Japan City 120000 people 41 km
Sendai Kagoshima Japan City 71000 people 41 km
O-nejime Kagoshima Japan City - 42 km
Miyagahama Kagoshima Japan Village - 43 km
Yamagawa Kagoshima Japan Village - 44 km
Shibushi Kagoshima Japan City 18000 people 44 km
Oriikuno Kagoshima Japan Village - 45 km
Baba Kagoshima Japan Village - 46 km
Yoshimatsu Kagoshima Japan Village - 46 km
Obirano Miyazaki Japan Village - 47 km
Kami-zuru Miyazaki Japan Village - 48 km
Okubogumi Kagoshima Japan Village - 48 km
Tsuchigawa Kagoshima Japan Village - 50 km
Igatan Kagoshima Japan Village - 51 km
Makurazuki Kagoshima Japan City - 51 km
Okuchi Kagoshima Japan Village 23000 people 51 km
Suenaga Miyazaki Japan Village - 52 km
Kyomachi Miyazaki Japan Village - 53 km
Higashi Kagoshima Japan Village - 53 km
Oura Kagoshima Japan Village - 53 km
Naka-harada Miyazaki Japan City - 54 km
Yamano Kagoshima Japan Village - 56 km
Izashiki Kagoshima Japan Village - 57 km
Yamanokuchi Miyazaki Japan Village - 57 km
Kobayashi Miyazaki Japan Village 39000 people 57 km
Kushima Miyazaki Japan Village 21000 people 57 km
Uko Kagoshima Japan Village - 57 km
Nakamura Kagoshima Japan Village - 58 km
Ushinohama Kagoshima Japan Village - 60 km
Izumi Kagoshima Japan Village 38000 people 60 km
Honjo Miyazaki Japan Village - 60 km
Shibahiki Kagoshima Japan Village - 61 km
Kawachi Miyazaki Japan Village - 62 km
Takaono Kagoshima Japan Village - 62 km
Tomai Kagoshima Japan Village - 63 km
Akune Kagoshima Japan Village 25000 people 63 km
Okoba Kumamoto Japan Village - 64 km
Nodago Kagoshima Japan Village - 64 km
Komenotsu Kagoshima Japan Village - 65 km
Todaka Miyazaki Japan Village - 66 km
Kurokita Miyazaki Japan Village - 66 km
Higo-Fukagawa Kumamoto Japan Village - 67 km
Miyanoura Miyazaki Japan Village - 69 km
Meitsu Miyazaki Japan Village - 69 km
Tano Miyazaki Japan Village - 69 km
Hitoyoshi Kumamoto Japan City 37000 people 69 km
Miyazaki Miyazaki Japan Major city 300000 people 81 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
Kagoshima KOJ 276 Civ. Paved Yes 9800 24 km
Kanoya 65 Civ. Paved Yes 7300 30 km
Miyazaki KMI 6 Civ. Paved Yes 8200 81 km
Nishinoomote IIN unknown 0 94 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Kagoshima JPKOJ Japan 9 km
Amamioshima JPASJ Japan 9 km
Kiire JPKII Japan 26 km
Kushikino Japan 39 km
Yamagawa Japan 44 km
Shibushi JPSBS Japan 45 km
Makurazaki Japan 50 km
Aburatsu JPABU Japan 71 km
Minamata JPMIN Japan 73 km
Uchiumi Japan 79 km
Miyazaki JPKMI Japan 80 km
Naga Island Japan 81 km
Ushibuka Japan 91 km
Kojiro Japan 94 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Osumiko Takakuma Kushiragawa 1968 21 km
Takeyama Takeyama Usonokigawa 1986 25 km
Otsuruko Tsuruda Sendaigawa 1965 47 km
Kogawa Kogawa Kogawa 1973 57 km
Oyodogawadaiichi Oyodogawadaiichi Oyodogawa 1961 58 km
Sakataniko Nichinan Sakatanigawa 1984 59 km
Nojiriko Iwase Iwasegawa 1967 60 km
Oyodogawadaini Oyodogawadaini Oyodogawa 1932 64 km
Onoko Ayaminami Honjogawa 1958 68 km
Tachibana Tachibana Jarogawa 1963 83 km
Ichifusa Ichifusa Kumagawa 1959 87 km
Hitotsuse Hitotsuse Hitotsusegawa 1963 91 km
Uchitani Uchitani Itsukiogawa 1975 92 km

Nuclear plants

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