Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Sangay
in Ecuador

Event summary

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

Name: Sangay
Lat/Lon: -2.005 , -78.341
Event Date: 10 Jun 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 19000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 1530000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 3
Population exposure index: 3
Inserted at: 10 Jun 2020 09:32 UTC

GDACS Score

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Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 21 Nov 2019 00:00 WASHINGTON
2 20 Dec 2019 00:00 WASHINGTON
3 10 Jun 2020 00:00 WASHINGTON

Exposed population

The eruption happened in Ecuador , Province of Morona-Santiago (population 92,502) . The nearest places are Alao, Cubillín, Abanico, Retiro, Zúñac, Huamboya, Tambillo, Salado, Asomaná, El Tingo, and Chinimbimi.

Radius Population
100 km 1.5 million people
75 km 700000 people
50 km 240000 people
30 km 18000 people
20 km 7300 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Morona-Santiago Ecuador 92000 people
Chimborazo Ecuador 400000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Alao Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 20 km
Cubillín Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 21 km
Abanico Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village - 22 km
Retiro Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village - 22 km
Zúñac Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village - 22 km
Huamboya Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village - 25 km
Tambillo Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village - 26 km
Salado Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village - 28 km
Asomaná Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 29 km
El Tingo Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 29 km
San Isidro Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village - 30 km
Pungal Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 35 km
Cebadas Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 35 km
Licto Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 36 km
Proaño Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village - 39 km
General Proaño Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village - 39 km
Flores Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 40 km
Maria Auxiliadora Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village - 40 km
Guamote Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 42 km
Hacienda Asactús Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 42 km
Macas Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village 23000 people 42 km
Palmira Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 44 km
Punín Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 44 km
Palmira Dávalos Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 45 km
Totoras Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 45 km
Naute Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 46 km
San Luis Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 47 km
Chipo Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 47 km
Arapiccos Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village - 47 km
Cubijíes Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 48 km
Tamaute Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 48 km
Rio Bamba Chimborazo Ecuador City - 50 km
Sangay Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village - 51 km
Yaruquíes Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 51 km
Yuvientza Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village - 51 km
Pusugtús Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 53 km
Hacienda Opote Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 53 km
Tixán Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 53 km
Matus Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 53 km
Sucúa Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village 6400 people 54 km
Penipe Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 55 km
Achupallas Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 56 km
Lincan Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 56 km
Palora Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village 6400 people 57 km
Puela Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 57 km
Guano Chimborazo Ecuador Village 12000 people 57 km
Amazonas Pastaza Ecuador Village - 57 km
Guasuntos Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 58 km
Caja bamba Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 58 km
La Victoria Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 60 km
Calpi Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 60 km
Alausí Chimborazo Ecuador Village 8800 people 60 km
San Isidro Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 60 km
Sigsipamba Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 61 km
Cuasha Pastaza Ecuador Village - 61 km
Tolloloma Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 61 km
Capadino Entza Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village - 61 km
Chiquicas Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 62 km
Charupe Pastaza Ecuador Village - 62 km
Sevilla Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 62 km
Juan de Velasco Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 62 km
Pomona Pastaza Ecuador Village - 62 km
Huambi Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village - 62 km
Pailitas Tungurahua Ecuador Village - 63 km
Shell Pastaza Ecuador Village - 65 km
La Chontilla Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village - 65 km
El Tesoro Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village - 65 km
Sibambe Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 66 km
Mera Pastaza Ecuador Village - 66 km
San Juan Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 66 km
Hacienda Salgado Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 66 km
Ulba Tungurahua Ecuador Village - 67 km
San Vicente Canar Ecuador Village - 67 km
Topo Tungurahua Ecuador Village - 68 km
Tambo Unión Pastaza Ecuador Village - 68 km
Logroño Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village - 68 km
Sua Entza Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village - 68 km
Río Negro Tungurahua Ecuador Village - 68 km
Lligua Tungurahua Ecuador Village - 69 km
Sabañag Tungurahua Ecuador Village - 69 km
Agoyán Tungurahua Ecuador Village - 69 km
Pallatanga Chimborazo Ecuador Village - 69 km
Indeyama Pastaza Ecuador Village - 69 km
Jimbiquiti Pastaza Ecuador Village - 70 km
Puyo Pastaza Ecuador Village 24000 people 70 km
Chinimbimi Morona-Santiago Ecuador 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
Macas XMS 1000 Civ. Paved Yes 8200 41 km
Chimborazo 2790 Civ. Paved No 5200 52 km
Sucua SUQ 950 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 54 km
Rio Amazonas PTZ 1043 Civ. Paved Yes 5000 63 km
Mendez MZD unknown 0 79 km
Patuca 541 0 83 km
Chachoan ATF 2564 Civ. Paved Yes 6500 91 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

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