Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Reykjanes
in Iceland

Event summary

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

Name: Reykjanes
Lat/Lon: 63.817 , -22.717
Event Date: 09 Jun 2024 13:14 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 30000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 290000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 4
Population exposure index: 2
Inserted at: 10 Jun 2024 05:41 UTC


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Historical Timeline

Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateEruption DetailsSource
1 29 May 2024 17:26 Ongoing effusive eruption with small ash explosion. LONDON
2 09 Jun 2024 13:14 LONDON

Exposed population

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

Radius Population
100 km 290000 people
75 km 270000 people
50 km 77000 people
30 km 30000 people
20 km 7800 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Reykjavik Iceland 160000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Hafnir Iceland Village <1000 people 12 km
Grindavík Iceland Village 2200 people 14 km
Njardhvikur Iceland Village - 18 km
Keflavík Iceland City 7700 people 22 km
Býjarsker Iceland Village - 25 km
Vogar Iceland Village <1000 people 25 km
Kálfatjörn Iceland Village - 30 km
Straumsvik Iceland Village - 36 km
Hafnarfjord Iceland City - 47 km
Kópavogur Iceland Village 25000 people 52 km
Reykjavík Iceland Capital 110000 people 54 km
Akranes Iceland Village 5600 people 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
Keflavik International KEF 52 Civ. Paved Yes 10000 20 km
Reykjavik Domestic RKV 14 Civ. Paved Yes 5700 52 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Keflavik-Njarovik ISKEV Iceland 22 km
Straumsvik ISSTR Iceland 41 km
Hafnarfjordur ISHAF Iceland 47 km
Skerjafjordur ISKJF Iceland 52 km
Reykjavik ISREY Iceland 53 km
Hvalfjordur Iceland 61 km
Akranes ISAKR Iceland 65 km


Nuclear plants

Tsunami impact

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Tsunami affected locations

Initial conditions

More information

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