Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Shishaldin
in United States

Event summary

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

GDACS ID VO 311360
Name: Shishaldin
Lat/Lon: 54.756 , -163.97
Event Date: 20 Jan 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: Few people affected
Exposed Population 100km: Few people affected
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 3
Population Exposure Index PEI: 2
Inserted at: 20 Jan 2020 08:54 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 Shishaldin report has been published on 15 Jan 2020 07:44.
AVO summarized the 7 January eruptive activity at Shishaldin, characterizing the period of activity during 0500-1200 as the most sustained explosive activity of the eruptive sequence so far. Ash plumes drifted over 200 km ENE, were ash rich during 0900-1200, and caused several flight cancellations and minor ashfall in Cold Bay. Elevated surface temperatures continued to be identified in satellite images during 7-10 January, indicating lava effusion; seismicity decreased but remained above background levels. Satellite images acquired during 10-14 January showed weak surface temperatures, indicated cooling lava; seismicity remained above background levels. Source: US Geological Survey Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO)
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 29 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Philippines: Philippines Situation Report #2 - January 22, 2020Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:17:00 +0100.

FAST FACTS. • An Alert Level 4 remains in effect for the Taal Volcano, indicating that a hazardous, explosive eruption is still possible within hours to days. • Over the past 24 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
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Low sulfur dioxide from Taal, but not time to relax yetWed, 22 Jan 2020 05:04:00 +0100.

MANILA, Philippines – The level of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission from Taal Volcano in Batangas was lower for the second day, but state volcanologists said a longer trend or pattern must be observed first. SO2 is a major gas component of mag
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TOTAL WIPE OUT 11 disasters that could kill us all at any time - inclu ... Tue, 21 Jan 2020 01:54:00 +0100.

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The next mega disasters that could happen at any moment (and kill us a ... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:07:00 +0100.

Due to climate change, human activity and other factors, “natural” disasters are becoming more common. But some could be worse than others … Yellowstone National Park quietly sits on top of a supervolcano that is 44 miles wide. Even scarie
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (29), (1), INGV (2), WMO (1), INFORM (2),