Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Ulawun
in Papua New Guinea

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Ulawun is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Name: Ulawun
Lat/Lon: -5.05 , 151.33
Event Date: 01 Oct 2019 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 15000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 87000 people within 100km
Volcanic explosivity index: 4
Population exposure index: 2
Inserted at: 27 Jun 2019 06:14 UTC

GDACS Score

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Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 27 Jun 2019 00:00 WELLINGTON
2 05 Aug 2019 00:00 DARWIN
3 01 Oct 2019 00:00 DARWIN

Exposed population

The eruption happened in Papua New Guinea , Province of East New Britain (population 170,000) . The nearest places are Kipa, Ubili, Madidua, Ulamona Mission, Kamatami, Eaea, Morena, Togotogo, Kavu, Muela, and Long.

Radius Population
100 km 86000 people
75 km 53000 people
50 km 31000 people
30 km 14000 people
20 km 8900 people
10 km 1800 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 170000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 130000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kipa West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village6 - 9 km
Ubili West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 9 km
Madidua West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Ulamona Mission West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Kamatami East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 13 km
Eaea West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Morena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 17 km
Togotogo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 18 km
Kavu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 18 km
Muela East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Leli East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 20 km
Muranpuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Kola East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Kupgen East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Asalau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Kamarelo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Lapau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Baia West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Gigipuna West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Ganna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 30 km
Tagili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Akul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Bubu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Piovi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Kahei West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Gomu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Apapulu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Ora East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Timomo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Goni East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Lalikar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Bagatavi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Kwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Mara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village6 - 46 km
Ewasse West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Mongu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Bakirua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Matalilu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Tonganda East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Tal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Senel East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Mataburu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Lakiri East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Kiava West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Pendi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Pature East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Torin East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village6 - 52 km
Old Kiava West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Galowe East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Marmar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Olaipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Pomio East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Parol East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
West Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Malakua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Sali East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Malasi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Awungi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Sulu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Mondrabet East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Bovalpun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Irena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Puapal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Kauwa East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Kaiama West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Pora East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Malmal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Takairam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Poiniara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Siwanpuna West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Lamerien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Kalip East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Hoiya East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Long East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Sule ULE unknown 0 9 km
Bialla BAA unknown 0 44 km
Open Bay OPB 2 0 49 km
Gonaili 1 0 59 km
Nutuve NUT unknown 0 65 km
Uvol UVO unknown 0 69 km
Jacquinot Bay JAQ 64 0 70 km
Gonalia GOE unknown 0 70 km
Tol TLO unknown 0 79 km
Stockholm SMP unknown 0 89 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Pondo Harbor Papua New Guinea 62 km

Dams

Nuclear plants

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