Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Marapi
in Indonesia

Event summary

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

GDACS ID VO 1000084
Name: Marapi
Lat/Lon: -0.38 , 100.474
Event Date: 29 Feb 2024 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 1190000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 4450000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 2
Population Exposure Index PEI: 5
Inserted at: 01 Mar 2024 15:12 UTC


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Indonesia - Volcanic eruption (ECHO 04 Dec 2023)Mon, 04 Dec 2023 10:49

  • On 3 December, Mount Marapi located in West Sumatra, increased its volcanic activity with volcanic ash emission and volcanic rocks. The ash column was observed 3,000 m above the peak.
  • According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) and the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet), as of 3 December,  at least 11 people died, nine have been injured, 28 are still missing and a total of 75 people have been affected.
  • The authorities appealed to the people to stay outside the danger zone (3 km from the crater). 

Indonesia - Volcanic eruption, update (ECHO 06 Dec 2023)Wed, 06 Dec 2023 09:57

  • The activity of Mount Marapi, located in West Sumatra Province, is still ongoing and more than 45 eruptions have been recorded by the authorities.
  • The National Agency for Disaster Countermeasure (BNPB) reports, as of 6 December, 15 fatalities and eight still missing people following the main eruption occurred on 3 December. Moreover, according to the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet), 12 people have been injured and 75 others affected.
  • Local and national authorities are still conducting rescue operations and are monitoring the activity of the volcano.
  • People around the volcano are asked not to carry out any activities at a distance of less than 3 km from the crater. In addition, people in four nearby sub-districts are advised to reduce activities outside the home and to wear masks when doing outdoor activities.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

The Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report provides information about global volcanism on a weekly basis. Latest Marapi report has been published on 17 Jan 2024 10:08.
PVMBG reported that eruptive activity at Marapi (on Sumatra) was ongoing at Verbeek Crater during 10-16 January. Dense, white-and-gray ash plumes rose as high as 1.5 km above the summit and drifted NW, W, and SW during 11-15 January. Weather conditions sometimes prevented views of the volcano. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-4), and the public was warned to stay 4.5 km away from Verbeek Crater. Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM)
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

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