Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Fuego
in Guatemala

Event summary

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

Name: Fuego
Lat/Lon: 14.473 , -90.88
Event Date: 09 Jan 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 1230000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 8730000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 4
Population exposure index: 5
Inserted at: 09 Jan 2020 14:47 UTC

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Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 29 Nov 2019 00:00 WASHINGTON
2 09 Jan 2020 00:00 JRC

Exposed population

The eruption happened in Guatemala , Department of Escuintla (population 573,063) . The nearest places are La Aurora, La Soledad, Alotenango, Yepocapa, Finca Sangre de Cristo, El Zapote, Acatenango, Ciudad Vieja, Nimayá, Buena Vista, and Quezaltenango.

Radius Population
100 km 8.7 million people
75 km 6.7 million people
50 km 4.7 million people
30 km 1.2 million people
20 km 340000 people
10 km 65000 people
5 km 1800 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Escuintla Guatemala 570000 people
Sacatepequez Guatemala 200000 people
Chimaltenango Guatemala 390000 people
Suchitepequez Guatemala 400000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
La Aurora Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 1 km
La Soledad Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 7 km
Alotenango Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village 17000 people 8 km
Yepocapa Chimaltenango Guatemala Village 8900 people 8 km
Finca Sangre de Cristo Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 10 km
El Zapote Escuintla Guatemala Village - 10 km
Acatenango Chimaltenango Guatemala Village 7000 people 11 km
Ciudad Vieja Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village 29000 people 13 km
Nimayá Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 16 km
Buena Vista Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 17 km
Parramos Chimaltenango Guatemala Village 9400 people 17 km
La Periquera Escuintla Guatemala Village - 18 km
El Sitán Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 18 km
Antigua Sacatepéquez Guatemala Major city 21000 people 18 km
Siquinalá Escuintla Guatemala Village - 20 km
Chimaltenango Chimaltenango Guatemala City 81000 people 21 km
Tejar Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 22 km
Escuintla Escuintla Guatemala City 100000 people 22 km
Santa Lucia Cotz Escuintla Guatemala Village - 22 km
Cojobal Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 22 km
Peña de Plata Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 22 km
Rincón Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 23 km
El Reventón Escuintla Guatemala Village - 23 km
Pochuta Chimaltenango Guatemala Village 3800 people 24 km
Los Jazmines Escuintla Guatemala Village - 27 km
Chuaquenún Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 27 km
La Embaulada Sacatepequez Guatemala Village - 27 km
Patzún Chimaltenango Guatemala City 17000 people 27 km
Amatitlán Guatemala Guatemala City 48000 people 28 km
La Democracia Escuintla Guatemala Village - 28 km
San José Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 28 km
Santa Marta Sacatepequez Guatemala Village - 28 km
El Manzanillo Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village - 29 km
San Jacinto Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 29 km
Comalapa Chimaltenango Guatemala City 20000 people 29 km
Masagua Escuintla Guatemala Village 9800 people 30 km
Bejucal Guatemala Guatemala Village - 31 km
Patulul Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village 13000 people 31 km
Panimaquib Solola Guatemala Village - 32 km
Ramírez Guatemala Guatemala Village - 33 km
Sacalá Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 33 km
Agua Escondida Sololá Guatemala Village - 33 km
Pamanzana Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 34 km
Ceiba Amelia Escuintla Guatemala Village - 35 km
Pozitos Escuintla Guatemala Village - 35 km
San Francisco Suchitepequez Guatemala Village - 35 km
Mixco Guatemala Guatemala City 470000 people 35 km
Agüero Escuintla Guatemala Village - 35 km
San Antonio Las Trojes Guatemala Guatemala Village - 35 km
Xejabí Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 36 km
Guanagazapa Escuintla Guatemala Village 2800 people 36 km
Las Pozas Guatemala Guatemala Village - 37 km
Xayá Escuintla Guatemala Village - 37 km
Santa Elena Barillas Guatemala Guatemala Village - 37 km
Corralitos Escuintla Guatemala Village - 38 km
Santa Bárbara Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 38 km
Sajcavillá Guatemala Guatemala Village - 38 km
San José Poaquil Chimaltenango Guatemala City - 38 km
Rustrián Guatemala Guatemala Village - 39 km
Ajbalché Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 39 km
Xacaxá Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 40 km
Santa Rosa Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 40 km
Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala Capital 1.6 million people 41 km
San Andrés Semetabaj Solola Guatemala Village - 41 km
Las Playas Escuintla Guatemala Village - 41 km
Santiago Atitlán Sololá Guatemala City - 42 km
San Rafael Guatemala Guatemala Village - 42 km
Santa Catarina Pinula Guatemala Guatemala Village 67000 people 42 km
Chugüexácab Segundo Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 43 km
Brito Escuintla Guatemala Village - 43 km
Semetabaj Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 43 km
La Cortina Suchitepequez Guatemala Village - 43 km
El Pilar Escuintla Guatemala Village - 43 km
Quisayá Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 44 km
San Raimundo Guatemala Guatemala Village - 44 km
El Pescador Guatemala Guatemala Village - 45 km
Sacoj Guatemala Guatemala Village - 45 km
Cerro Colorado Escuintla Guatemala Village - 47 km
Sololá Sololá Guatemala City 10000 people 47 km
El Terrero Escuintla Guatemala Village - 47 km
Chichac Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 47 km
Suacité Guatemala Guatemala Village - 47 km
Fraijanes Guatemala Guatemala Village 27000 people 48 km
Los Verdes Guatemala Guatemala Village - 48 km
Obero Escuintla Guatemala City - 48 km
Chicacao Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village 20000 people 48 km
Chuabaj Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 48 km
San Pedro Sololá Guatemala Village - 48 km
Santa Inés Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 48 km
Río Bravo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village 7500 people 49 km
La Comunidad Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 49 km
Ciénaga Grande Guatemala Guatemala Village - 49 km
La Garrucha Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 49 km
San Martineros Guatemala Guatemala Village - 50 km
Tzanimacabaj Quiche Guatemala Village - 50 km
Poza Verde Escuintla Guatemala Village - 50 km
Monte Llano Suchitepequez Guatemala Village - 51 km
La Gomera Escuintla Guatemala Village 23000 people 52 km
Los Encuentros Sololá Guatemala Village - 52 km
Cuje Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 52 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
La Aurora GUA 1509 Civ. Paved Yes 9800 40 km
El Naranjo ENJ unknown 0 42 km
San Jose 9 Civ. Paved No 6500 60 km
Quezaltenango 2363 0 80 km
Retalhuleu 200 Civ. Paved No 4900 88 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
San Jose GTSJO Guatemala 62 km
San Jose GTSJO Guatemala 62 km
Puerto Quetzail GTPRQ Guatemala 62 km
Playa Grande Guatemala 80 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Pueblo Viejo Chixoy 1983 99 km

Nuclear plants

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