Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Kuchinoerabujima
in Japan

Event summary

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

Name: Kuchinoerabujima
Lat/Lon: 30.443 , 130.217
Event Date: 16 Jan 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 2000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 110000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 4
Population exposure index: 2
Inserted at: 16 Jan 2020 10:15 UTC

GDACS Score

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Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 16 Jan 2020 00:00 JRC

Exposed population

The eruption happened in Japan , Region of Kyushu (population 13,296,000) . The nearest places are Nanakama, Mukaehama, Hommura, Shimmwa, Nagata, Segire, Kurio, Nakama, Miyanoura, Yudomari, and Takabo.

Radius Population
100 km 110000 people
75 km 16000 people
50 km 11000 people
30 km 2000 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 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
Nanakama Kagoshima Japan Village - 2 km
Mukaehama Kagoshima Japan Village - 2 km
Hommura Kagoshima Japan Village - 3 km
Shimmwa Kagoshima Japan Village - 4 km
Nagata Kagoshima Japan Village - 20 km
Segire Kagoshima Japan Village - 23 km
Kurio Kagoshima Japan Village - 28 km
Nakama Kagoshima Japan Village - 29 km
Miyanoura Kagoshima Japan Village - 32 km
Yudomari Kagoshima Japan Village - 34 km
Hirauchi Kagoshima Japan Village - 38 km
Kojima Kagoshima Japan Village - 38 km
Onoaida Kagoshima Japan Village - 40 km
Haro Kagoshima Japan Village - 42 km
Mugyu Kagoshima Japan Village - 42 km
Ambo Kagoshima Japan Village - 44 km
Funayuki Kagoshima Japan Village - 44 km
Katadomari Kagoshima Japan Village - 52 km
Kuchinoshima Kagoshima Japan Village - 58 km
Shimama Kagoshima Japan Village - 62 km
Ushino Kagoshima Japan Village - 62 km
Shimo-Nishime Kagoshima Japan Village - 63 km
Nishino Kagoshima Japan Village - 64 km
Kaminaka Kagoshima Japan Village - 66 km
Shimonaka Kagoshima Japan Village - 67 km
Sakai Kagoshima Japan Village - 69 km
Takabo Kagoshima Japan 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
Yakushima KUM 37 Civ. Paved Yes 4900 43 km
Tanegashima TNE 97 Civ. Paved Yes 4900 71 km
Nishinoomote IIN unknown 0 88 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Tokara Island Japan 75 km
Makurazaki Japan 91 km
Yamagawa Japan 93 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Saikyo Saikyo Matanobugawa 1984 86 km

Nuclear plants

More information

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