Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Etna
in Italy

Event summary

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

GDACS ID VO 211060
Name: Etna
Lat/Lon: 37.748 , 14.999
Event Date: 28 Aug 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 940000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 2750000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 5
Population Exposure Index PEI: 5
Inserted at: 28 Aug 2020 12:43 UTC

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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 268 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

La ricerca dell’INGV per la mappa delle zone a maggiore…Mon, 31 Aug 2020 11:20:00 +0200.

L’attività di ricerca e monitoraggio dell’Istituto fondamentale per la mappatura statica ed interattiva delle “microzone omogenee” delle faglie attivate con il terremoto del 26 dicembre 2018. Il 26 dicembre 2018 una scossa sismica di magnit
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L’Etna ancora in eruzione: fumo, cenere e boati dal vulcano [VIDEO]Fri, 28 Aug 2020 13:09:00 +0200.

L'Etna continua l'attività vulcanica di questi giorni, con emissioni di fumo e cenere dalla sommità del cratere. Un’intensa attività stromboliana sta caratterizzando in questi giorni l’Etna, il vulcano attivo più alto d’Europa. Da giorni l
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Almost 500 Million Children Are Cut Off From School in Pandemic, Repor ... Thu, 27 Aug 2020 09:34:00 +0200.

The man, John Pennington, was fined about $900 by the police in late June, after staff members at an Alberta hotel grew suspicious that he was breaking the province’s quarantine rules. The police later charged him with doing just that, afte
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L’Etna dà spettacolo con una nuova eruzione vulcanica. L’attività stro ... Wed, 26 Aug 2020 17:54:00 +0200.

L’Etna dà spettacolo con una nuova eruzione vulcanica L’attività stromboliana è proseguita tutta al notte Palermo, 26 ago. (askanews) – E’ proseguita tutta la notte l’eruzione dell’Etna. L’attività stromboliana del vulcano siciliano ha prod
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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: JRC (31), (1), INGV (3), WMO (1), INFORM (2),