Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Popocatepetl
in Mexico

Event summary

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

Name: Popocatepetl
Lat/Lon: 19.023 , -98.622
Event Date: 23 Feb 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 640000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 27990000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 5
Population exposure index: 5
Inserted at: 23 Feb 2020 21:20 UTC

GDACS Score

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Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 26 Jul 2019 00:00 WASHINGTON
2 10 Jan 2020 00:00 WASHINGTON
3 23 Feb 2020 00:00 WASHINGTON

Exposed population

The eruption happened in Mexico , State of Puebla (population 4,487,672) . The nearest places are Tlamacas, Atlaula, Amecameca, Tochimizolco, Calpan, Texcala, Atlixco, San Jerónimo Tecuanipan, Atzacoaloya, Chiautzingo, and Jaltianguis.

Radius Population
100 km 27.9 million people
75 km 17.9 million people
50 km 5 million people
30 km 640000 people
20 km 180000 people
10 km 1900 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Puebla Mexico 4.4 million people
Mexico Mexico 10.6 million people
Morelos Mexico 1.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Tlamacas Mexico Mexico Village - 5 km
Atlaula Mexico Mexico Village - 16 km
Amecameca México Mexico City 31000 people 17 km
Tochimizolco Puebla Mexico City - 18 km
Calpan Puebla Mexico Village 9800 people 19 km
Texcala Morelos Mexico Village - 21 km
Atlixco Puebla Mexico City 84000 people 23 km
San Jerónimo Tecuanipan Puebla Mexico Village - 23 km
Atzacoaloya México Mexico Village - 24 km
Chiautzingo Puebla Mexico City 7000 people 27 km
Tlalmanalco México Mexico City 14000 people 27 km
Huejotzingo Puebla Mexico City 21000 people 28 km
Juchitepec México Mexico Village 14000 people 28 km
Santa Ana Puebla Mexico Village - 29 km
Huaquechula Puebla Mexico Village 3300 people 30 km
Yacapitztla Morelos Mexico Village - 30 km
Acteopan Morelos Mexico Village - 31 km
Atlatlahucan Morelos Mexico Village 7400 people 31 km
Tlaltenango Puebla Mexico Village 5800 people 34 km
Cholula Puebla Mexico City 150000 people 34 km
Tlahuapan Puebla Mexico Village 7500 people 34 km
Texmelucan Puebla Mexico City 74000 people 35 km
Tlalancaleca Puebla Mexico Village 10000 people 35 km
Acatepec Puebla Mexico Village - 35 km
Limones Morelos Mexico Village - 36 km
Asunción México Mexico Village - 37 km
Amayuca Morelos Mexico Village 4900 people 38 km
Ocotlán Puebla Mexico Village 9300 people 38 km
Tepeojuma Puebla Mexico Village 5000 people 38 km
Chalico Mexico Mexico City - 39 km
Cuautla Morelos Mexico City 140000 people 40 km
Chalma Puebla Mexico Village - 41 km
Tlalnepantla Morelos Mexico Village 3700 people 42 km
Acuautla México Mexico Village 21000 people 42 km
Cocoyoc Morelos Mexico Village 9600 people 42 km
Jonacatepec Morelos Mexico Village 8100 people 42 km
Ixtacuistla Tlaxcala Mexico Village - 43 km
Calmeca Puebla Mexico Village 4800 people 43 km
Puebla Puebla Mexico Major city 1.3 million people 44 km
Jalapexco Puebla Mexico Village - 44 km
Tenancingo Tlaxcala Mexico Village 10000 people 46 km
Milpa Alta Distrito Federal Mexico Village - 46 km
Anenecuilco Morelos Mexico Village 10000 people 47 km
Huactzinco Tlaxcala Mexico City - 47 km
Chapulco Puebla Mexico Village - 47 km
Axutla Puebla Mexico Village - 48 km
Tlahuac Distrito Federal Mexico Village - 49 km
Izúcar de Matamoros Puebla Mexico City - 49 km
Miltepec Tlaxcala Mexico Village - 50 km
Yautepec Morelos Mexico City 41000 people 50 km
Tlacatenco Morelos Mexico Village - 50 km
Tepoztlán Morelos Mexico City 14000 people 50 km
Teopantlán Puebla Mexico Village 3500 people 51 km
San Bartolo Distrito Federal Mexico Village - 51 km
Tlaxcala Tlaxcala Mexico Major city 83000 people 52 km
Chicoloapan México Mexico Village 83000 people 52 km
San José Tlaxcala Mexico Village - 53 km
Coatlinchán México Mexico Village 19000 people 53 km
Tepalcingo Morelos Mexico City 11000 people 54 km
Huitchila Morelos Mexico Village - 54 km
Santa Catarina México Mexico Village - 55 km
Ayutla Puebla Mexico Village 6700 people 55 km
Tetlanohca Tlaxcala Mexico Village - 56 km
Chietla Puebla Mexico Village 6800 people 57 km
Canoa Puebla Mexico Village 13000 people 57 km
Hueyotlipan Tlaxcala Mexico Village 4700 people 57 km
Huehuetlan Puebla Mexico Village - 57 km
Aztahuacan Distrito Federal Mexico Village - 58 km
Santa Ana Tlaxcala Mexico Village - 58 km
Las Minas Puebla Mexico Village - 59 km
Axochiapan Morelos Mexico Village 17000 people 59 km
Ahuehuetzingo Puebla Mexico Village - 60 km
Tlaltizapán Morelos Mexico Village 9800 people 60 km
Amozac Puebla Mexico Village - 61 km
Tecopilco Tlaxcala Mexico Village - 61 km
Xaltocan Tlaxcala Mexico Village 4500 people 62 km
Emiliano Zapata Morelos Mexico Village 37000 people 63 km
Alpatláhuac Puebla Mexico Village - 63 km
El Limón Morelos Mexico Village - 63 km
Ánimas Morelos Mexico Village - 64 km
Calpulalpan Tlaxcala Mexico Village 28000 people 64 km
Tepetlaoxtoc México Mexico Village 5700 people 65 km
Ajusco Distrito Federal Mexico Village - 65 km
Cuernavaca Morelos Mexico Major city 330000 people 65 km
Zoquiapa Tlaxcala Mexico Village - 65 km
Coatzingo Puebla Mexico Village - 66 km
Apizaco Tlaxcala Mexico City 45000 people 67 km
Guadalupe Tlaxcala Mexico Village - 67 km
Amales Puebla Mexico Village - 67 km
Tlancualpicán Puebla Mexico Village 4000 people 68 km
Huitzilac Morelos Mexico Village - 68 km
Ciudad de México Distrito Federal Mexico Capital 8.4 million people 69 km
Jaltianguis Puebla Mexico Village - 69 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
Huejotsingo PBC 2241 Civ. Paved Yes 11800 30 km
Juarez International MEX 2238 Civ. Paved Yes 12900 66 km
Cuernavaca CVJ 1280 Civ. Paved Yes 9000 71 km
Tlaxcala 2500 0 74 km
Santa Lucia NLU 2240 0 91 km
Atizapan AZP 2475 0 93 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Manuel Avila Camacho Atoyac 1946 55 km
San Jose Atlangatepec Zahuapan 1959 74 km
Madin Tlalnepantla 1976 88 km
Guadalupe Cuautitla 1968 95 km

Nuclear plants

More information

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