Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Bezymianny
in Russia

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Bezymianny can have a low humanitarian impact based on the exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID VO 1000002
Name: Bezymianny
Lat/Lon: 55.972 , 160.595
Event Date: 22 Oct 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: Few people affected
Exposed Population 100km: About 8000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 5
Population Exposure Index PEI: 2
Inserted at: 22 Oct 2020 13:24 UTC

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Russia - Volcanic eruption Fri, 23 Oct 2020 13:05

  • Bezymianny volcano, located in the central-eastern Kamchatka Peninsula (eastern Russia) erupted on 22 October and the ash column raised more than 9,400 metres.
  • According to media reports, the ash fall (up to 1 millimetre thick) has covered the settlements of Lazo and Atlasovo (Milkovsky District).
  • Local authorities recommended people living close to the volcano to close windows and stay indoors.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2020. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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