Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Shishaldin
in United States

Event summary

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

Name: Shishaldin
Lat/Lon: 54.756 , -163.97
Event Date: 20 Jan 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: Few people affected
Exposed Population 100km: Few people affected
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 3
Population exposure index: 2
Inserted at: 20 Jan 2020 08:54 UTC


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Historical Timeline

Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 09 Jan 2020 00:00 MONTREAL
2 20 Jan 2020 00:00 WASHINGTON

Exposed population

The eruption happened in United States , State of Alaska (population 572,432) . The nearest places are False Pass, Ikatan, and Morzhovoi.

Radius Population
100 km <1000 people
75 km <1000 people
50 km <1000 people
30 km <1000 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Alaska United States 570000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
False Pass Alaska United States Village <1000 people 37 km
Ikatan Alaska United States Village - 43 km
Morzhovoi Alaska United States Village - 45 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
False Pass KFP 6 0 38 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Unimak Wake Island 46 km


Nuclear plants

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