Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Sinabung
in Indonesia

Event summary

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

Name: Sinabung
Lat/Lon: 3.17 , 98.392
Event Date: 14 Aug 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 260000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 8200000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 2
Population exposure index: 5
Inserted at: 14 Aug 2020 08:22 UTC

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Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 11 Jun 2019 00:00 JRC
2 10 Aug 2020 00:00 DARWIN
3 14 Aug 2020 00:00 DARWIN

Exposed population

The eruption happened in Indonesia , Province of Sumatera Utara (population 9,319,344) . The nearest places are Berastagi, Kutabuluh, Kabanjahe, Bekancan, Tigabinaga, Sibaulangit, Merek, Laoboer, Kutabuluhpasar, Simbelin, and Pematangdjohar.

Radius Population
100 km 8.1 million people
75 km 6.3 million people
50 km 1.3 million people
30 km 260000 people
20 km 200000 people
10 km 70000 people
5 km 16000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Sumatera Utara Indonesia 9.3 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Berastagi Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 13 km
Kutabuluh Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 13 km
Kabanjahe Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village 56000 people 13 km
Bekancan Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 14 km
Tigabinaga Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 19 km
Sibaulangit Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 27 km
Merek Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 29 km
Laoboer Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 30 km
Kutabuluhpasar Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 31 km
Simbelin Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 32 km
Baturedan Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 33 km
Gunungmariah Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 34 km
Saranpandang Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 35 km
Pengkol Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 35 km
Saribudolok Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 35 km
Namoukur Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 36 km
Parendean Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 36 km
Tigajuhar Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 36 km
Tanjunglangkat Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 37 km
Paropo Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 40 km
Laosoloe Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 40 km
Pancurbatu Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 40 km
Goenoengrintih Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 42 km
Laomelgap Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 42 km
Hoetamanik Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 47 km
Bohorok Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 47 km
Sumbul Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 47 km
Binjai Sumatera Utara Indonesia City 220000 people 48 km
Poelau Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 48 km
Toengtoengbatoe Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 49 km
Dalandolok Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 49 km
Negeridolok Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 50 km
Bintang Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 51 km
Bangunpurba Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 51 km
Sigalingging Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 54 km
Kotarih Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 54 km
Djamboerserakoet Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 55 km
Medan Sumatera Utara Indonesia Major city 1.7 million people 56 km
Lawesigala-gala Timur Aceh Indonesia Village - 57 km
Keudeampöntoean Aceh Indonesia Village - 57 km
Karadjoan Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 58 km
Tanjungmorawa Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 59 km
Silauparibuan Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 59 km
Hoetapajoeng Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 59 km
Bindjai Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 60 km
Kasingahan Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 61 km
Binalun Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 61 km
Parboeloean Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 62 km
Galang Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 63 km
Pandjaitah Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 64 km
Genting Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 64 km
Hampenanperak Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 64 km
Pondok Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 66 km
Sarimatondang Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 67 km
Simpangraja Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 68 km
Salak Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 68 km
Lubukpakam Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 69 km
Biakmoeli Aceh Indonesia Village - 69 km
Pispis Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 69 km
Djongar Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 70 km
Segroen Aceh Indonesia Village - 70 km
Pematangdjohar Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 70 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
Polonia MES 27 Civ. Paved Yes 9500 53 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Belawan IDBLW Indonesia 75 km
Medan, Sumatra IDMES Indonesia 77 km
Perbaungan Indonesia 86 km

Dams

Nuclear plants

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