Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Ibu
in Indonesia

Event summary

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

GDACS ID VO 1000089
Name: Ibu
Lat/Lon: 1.488 , 127.63
Event Date: 20 May 2024 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 58000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 850000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 2
Population Exposure Index PEI: 4
Inserted at: 15 May 2024 05:25 UTC

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Indonesia - Volcanic unrest, update (ECHO 21 May 2024)Tue, 21 May 2024 10:07

  • The activity on Ibu volcano, located in North Maluku province, eastern Indonesia continues, and in the latest huge eruption of 20 May the ash plume reached 5 km above the summit of the crater.
  • According to the National Agency for Disaster Countermeasure (BNPB), 1,554 people have been evacuated to a number of evacuation points.
  • The alert level is at IV - the highest level- people cannot enter in a 4km radius from the crater of the volcano.
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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 Ibu report has been published on 01 May 2024 10:14.
PVMBG reported that Ibu continued to erupt during 24-30 April. Daily white-and-gray ash plumes generally rose as high as 2 km above the summit and drifted in multiple directions. According to a social media post a loud boom followed by a roar accompanied the eruptive event on 26 April. Ash plumes rose as high as 2 km and incandescence emanated in the plume up to 700 m. At 0037 on 28 April a dense gray-to-black plume rose as high as 3.5 km and drifted W. Incandescence emanated from the summit was visible in a webcam image from 29 April. The Alert Level remained at 2 (the second highest level on a four-level scale), with the public advised to stay outside of the 2 km hazard zone and 3.5 km away from the N area of the active crater. Sources: FPMKI,Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM)
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (28), (2), INGV (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),