Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Etna
in Italy

Event summary

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

Name: Etna
Lat/Lon: 37.748 , 14.999
Event Date: 28 Aug 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 940000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 2750000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 5
Population exposure index: 5
Inserted at: 28 Aug 2020 12:43 UTC

GDACS Score

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Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 19 Jul 2019 00:00 TOULOUSE
2 01 Oct 2019 00:00 TOULOUSE
3 07 Oct 2019 00:00 TOULOUSE
4 11 Oct 2019 00:00 TOULOUSE
5 17 Oct 2019 00:00 TOULOUSE
6 03 Dec 2019 00:00 TOULOUSE
7 19 Apr 2020 00:00 TOULOUSE
8 09 May 2020 00:00 TOULOUSE
9 22 May 2020 00:00 TOULOUSE
10 14 Aug 2020 00:00 TOULOUSE
11 28 Aug 2020 00:00 TOULOUSE

Exposed population

The eruption happened in Italy , Region of Sicilia (population 5,201,680) . The nearest places are Mandra, Casa Melia, Mareneve, Villino Platania, Passo Cannelli, Milo, Pirao, Tarderia, Il Castello, Zafferana Etnea, and Siracusa.

Radius Population
100 km 2.7 million people
75 km 1.7 million people
50 km 1.2 million people
30 km 930000 people
20 km 220000 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Sicilia Italy 5.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Mandra Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 8 km
Casa Melia Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 8 km
Mareneve Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 8 km
Villino Platania Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 9 km
Passo Cannelli Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 9 km
Milo Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village 1000 people 11 km
Pirao Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 11 km
Tarderia Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 11 km
Il Castello Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 11 km
Zafferana Etnea Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village 8700 people 12 km
Cavaliere Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 12 km
Timpone Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 12 km
Monacella Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 12 km
Boschetto Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 12 km
Malopasso Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 13 km
Sant'Alfio Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 13 km
Ragalna Est Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 13 km
Toscano Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 13 km
Presa Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 13 km
Montelaguardia Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 14 km
Dagala Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 14 km
Santa Venerina Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 14 km
San Giovanni Montebello Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 14 km
Passopisciaro Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 14 km
Maletto Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village 4000 people 14 km
Nunziata Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 14 km
Ragalna Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 14 km
Passo Zingaro Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 14 km
Macchia Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 14 km
Saluci Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 14 km
Rovittello Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 14 km
Solicchiata Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 14 km
Randazzo Sicilia (Sicily) Italy City 11000 people 15 km
Nicolosi Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village 6600 people 15 km
Murazzo Rotto Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 15 km
Millicucco Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 15 km
Pedara Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 15 km
Monterosso Etneo Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 15 km
Linera Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 15 km
San Teodoro Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 15 km
Catena Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 16 km
Santa Venera Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 16 km
Pennisi Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 16 km
Bronte Sicilia (Sicily) Italy City 19000 people 16 km
Notara Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 16 km
Pietramarina Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 16 km
Trepunti Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 16 km
Trecastagni Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village 9000 people 16 km
Biancavilla Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village 23000 people 16 km
Linguaglossa Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village 5300 people 16 km
Borrello Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 17 km
Sciarelle Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 17 km
Giarre Sicilia (Sicily) Italy City 26000 people 17 km
Altarello Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 17 km
Guardia Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 17 km
Piedimonte Etneo Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village 3800 people 17 km
Adrano Sicilia (Sicily) Italy City 35000 people 17 km
Santa Maria di Licodia Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village 6700 people 17 km
Mascali Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village 12000 people 17 km
Viagrande Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village 7300 people 17 km
Moio Alcantara Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village <1000 people 18 km
Carruba Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 18 km
La Cartiera Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 18 km
Massa Annunziata Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 18 km
Riposto Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village 14000 people 18 km
Belpasso Sicilia (Sicily) Italy City 22000 people 18 km
Gona Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 18 km
Piano d'Api Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 18 km
Castiglione di Sicilia Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village 3400 people 18 km
Sciara Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 19 km
Spinelli Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 19 km
Santa Domenica Vittoria Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village 1100 people 19 km
Scillichenti Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 19 km
Vitale Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 19 km
Piano Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 19 km
Fondachello Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 19 km
Serravalle Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 19 km
Fermata Scalilli Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 19 km
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 19 km
Aci Sant'Antonio Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 19 km
Malvagna Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village <1000 people 19 km
Aci Bonaccorsi Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village 2600 people 19 km
San Pietro Clarenza Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 20 km
Pozzillo Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 20 km
Santa Tecla Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 20 km
Aci Catena Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 20 km
Tremestieri Etneo Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 20 km
Camporotondo Etneo Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 20 km
Mascalucia Sicilia (Sicily) Italy City 26000 people 20 km
Cottone Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 21 km
Vigne Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 21 km
Francavilla di Sicilia Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village 4100 people 21 km
San Gregorio Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 21 km
Acireale Sicilia (Sicily) Italy City 52000 people 21 km
Maniace Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 21 km
Casa Otaito Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 21 km
Roccella Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 21 km
Borgo San Giovanni Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 21 km
Aci Platani Sicilia (Sicily) Italy Village - 21 km
PaternĂ² Sicilia (Sicily) Italy City 43000 people 21 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
Catania Fontanarossa CTA 13 Civ. Paved Yes 8100 32 km
Sigonella NSY 24 Mil. Paved Yes 8000 39 km
Tito Menniti REG 26 Civ. Paved Yes 6900 68 km
Comiso CIY unknown 0 90 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Riposto ITRPT Italy 19 km
Acireale Italy 25 km
Taormina Italy 28 km
Catania ITCTA Italy 30 km
Milazzo ITMLZ Italy 56 km
Augusta ITAUG Italy 60 km
Maghisi ITMAG Italy 69 km
Messina ITMSN Italy 69 km
Reggio Calabria ITREG Italy 70 km
Vulcano Island Italy 74 km
Melilli ITMEL Italy 74 km
Villa San Giovanni Italy 76 km
Melito Italy 76 km
Siracusa ITSIR Italy 81 km
Lipari ITLIP Italy 83 km
Salina Island ITSLA Italy 94 km
Panarea ITPAN Italy 97 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Pozzillo Salso 1959 35 km
Ancipa Troina 1953 38 km
Lentini Lentini 1991 48 km
Nicoletti Bozzetta 1972 60 km
Villarosa Morello 1971 72 km
Santa Rosalia Irminio 1983 89 km

Nuclear plants

More information

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