Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Fernandina
in Ecuador

Event summary

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

Name: Fernandina
Lat/Lon: -0.37 , -91.55
Event Date: 16 Jan 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: Few people affected
Exposed Population 100km: About 3000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 4
Population exposure index: 2
Inserted at: 16 Jan 2020 06:50 UTC


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Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 16 Jan 2020 00:00 JRC

Exposed population

The eruption happened in Ecuador , Province of Galapagos (population 10,748) .

Radius Population
100 km 2700 people
75 km <1000 people
50 km <1000 people
30 km <1000 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Galapagos Ecuador 10000 people

Affected populated places

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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
Puerto Villamil 30 0 92 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Caleta Tagus ECCAT Ecuador 24 km


Nuclear plants

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