Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Krysuvik
in Iceland

Event summary

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

Name: Krysuvik
Lat/Lon: 63.883 , -22.083
Event Date: 20 Mar 2021 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 40000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 250000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 2
Population exposure index: 5
Inserted at: 20 Mar 2021 10:23 UTC

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Historical Timeline

Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 20 Mar 2021 00:00 MONTREAL

Exposed population

The eruption happened in Iceland , Independent Town of Reykjavik (population 157,415) . The nearest places are Straumsvik, Kálfatjörn, Vogar, Grindavík, Strandakirkja, Hafnarfjord, Njardhvikur, Kópavogur, Keflavík, Reykjavík, and Geitaberg.

Radius Population
100 km 250000 people
75 km 240000 people
50 km 210000 people
30 km 40000 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Reykjavik Iceland 150000 people
Sudhurland Iceland 22000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Straumsvik Iceland Village - 15 km
Kálfatjörn Iceland Village - 18 km
Vogar Iceland Village <1000 people 18 km
Grindavík Iceland Village 2200 people 18 km
Strandakirkja Iceland Village - 20 km
Hafnarfjord Iceland City - 22 km
Njardhvikur Iceland Village - 27 km
Kópavogur Iceland Village 25000 people 27 km
Keflavík Iceland City 7700 people 28 km
Reykjavík Iceland Capital 110000 people 30 km
Hafnir Iceland Village <1000 people 30 km
Porklakshofn Iceland Village - 34 km
Gufunes Iceland Village - 35 km
Býjarsker Iceland Village - 35 km
Mosfellsbær Iceland Village - 37 km
Brautarholt Iceland Village - 42 km
Saurbær Iceland Village - 45 km
Hveragerði Iceland Village 1700 people 45 km
Akranes Iceland Village 5600 people 49 km
Innrihólmur Iceland Village - 54 km
Melar Iceland Village - 58 km
Reynivellir Iceland Village - 60 km
Leirá Iceland Village - 62 km
Hofn Iceland Village - 65 km
Miðsandur Iceland Village - 65 km
Álftanes Iceland Village - 66 km
Saurbaer Iceland Village - 66 km
Geitaberg Iceland Village - 68 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
Keflavik International KEF 52 Civ. Paved Yes 10000 28 km
Reykjavik Domestic RKV 14 Civ. Paved Yes 5700 28 km
Borgarfjordur Eystri BGJ unknown 0 65 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Straumsvik ISSTR Iceland 18 km
Hafnarfjordur ISHAF Iceland 21 km
Keflavik-Njarovik ISKEV Iceland 26 km
Skerjafjordur ISKJF Iceland 28 km
Reykjavik ISREY Iceland 31 km
Hvalfjordur Iceland 43 km
Akranes ISAKR Iceland 50 km
Borgarnes ISBOR Iceland 73 km

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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