Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Manam
in Papua New Guinea

Event summary

GREEN alert: The Manam Volcanic eruption is unlikely to require external humanitarian assistance based on the exposed population and coping capacity.

GDACS ID VO 1000033
Name: Manam
Lat/Lon: -4.08 , 145.037
Event Date: 23 Dec 2021 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 31000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 200000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 4
Population Exposure Index PEI: 3
Inserted at: 23 Dec 2021 06:23 UTC


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Papua New Guinea - Volcanic eruption Thu, 21 Oct 2021 00:00

  • After a series of sporadic small ash emissions in September, the Manam volcano located in the Bismarck Sea (Papua New Guinea) erupted around 20.00 UTC on 19 October. 
  • According to the Smithsonian Institution, the large explosion at Southern Crater produced ash plumes up to 15.2 km. 
  • According to media reports, there are approximately 2,000 people living on the island, and local authorities are monitoring the situation and arranging evacuations for residents. 
  • On 21 October at 5.00 UTC, a Volcanic Ash Advisory (VAA) has been issued by the Darwin VAA Centre, with the aviation colour code red.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

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Latest media headlines

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (32), (2), INGV (2), WMO (1), INFORM (2),