Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Manam
in Papua New Guinea

Event summary

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

GDACS ID VO 251020
Name: Manam
Lat/Lon: -4.08 , 145.037
Event Date: 03 Oct 2019 00:00 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: 03 Oct 2019 06:08 UTC

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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 Manam report has been published on 02 Oct 2019 08:45.
The Darwin VAAC reported that on 29 September diffuse ash plumes from Manam rose to altitudes of 2.4-2.7 km (8,000-9,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W, based on satellite data and weather models. A sulfur dioxide signature in the plume was also detected. On 30 September RVO reported increased seismicity; the VAAC noted ongoing emissions and a persistent thermal anomaly. Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (27), (1), INGV (2), WMO (1), INFORM (2),