Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Pacaya
in Guatemala

Event summary

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

Name: Pacaya
Lat/Lon: 14.382 , -90.601
Event Date: 29 Jul 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 2760000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 7860000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 3
Population exposure index: 6
Inserted at: 29 Jul 2020 20:52 UTC

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Historical Timeline

Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 29 Jul 2020 00:00 JRC

Exposed population

The eruption happened in Guatemala , Department of Escuintla (population 573,063) . The nearest places are Bejucal, Las Pozas, Los Jazmines, Pozitos, Santa Elena Barillas, San Rafael, Amatitlán, La Periquera, El Pescador, Guanagazapa, and Jalpatagua.

Radius Population
100 km 7.8 million people
75 km 5.8 million people
50 km 4.6 million people
30 km 2.7 million people
20 km 1 million people
10 km 67000 people
5 km 5100 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Escuintla Guatemala 570000 people
Guatemala Guatemala 2.2 million people
Sacatepequez Guatemala 200000 people
Santa Rosa Guatemala 330000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Bejucal Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 4 km
Las Pozas Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 5 km
Los Jazmines Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 5 km
Pozitos Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 6 km
Santa Elena Barillas Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 7 km
San Rafael Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 11 km
Amatitlán Guatemala Guatemala City 48000 people 11 km
La Periquera Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 14 km
El Pescador Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 16 km
Guanagazapa Escuintla Guatemala Village6 2800 people 17 km
Los Verdes Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 17 km
Rustrián Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 17 km
Ramírez Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 19 km
Fraijanes Guatemala Guatemala Village5 27000 people 20 km
La Embaulada Sacatepequez Guatemala Village6 - 21 km
Escuintla Escuintla Guatemala City 100000 people 22 km
Cuje Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 22 km
Santa Catarina Pinula Guatemala Guatemala Village4 67000 people 23 km
Ciudad Vieja Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village4 29000 people 23 km
Antigua Sacatepéquez Guatemala Major city 21000 people 24 km
Alotenango Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village4 17000 people 25 km
El Colorado Santa Rosa Guatemala Village6 - 26 km
Brito Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 27 km
Ciénaga Grande Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 27 km
Mixco Guatemala Guatemala City 470000 people 28 km
Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala Capital 1.6 million people 28 km
Los Lotes Santa Rosa Guatemala Village6 - 28 km
El Reventón Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 28 km
El Manzanillo Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 29 km
Amberes Santa Rosa Guatemala Village6 - 29 km
El Zapote Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 29 km
Tecuamburro Santa Rosa Guatemala Village6 - 30 km
El Rinconcito Santa Rosa Guatemala Village6 - 30 km
El Durazno Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 31 km
El Jobo Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 31 km
Concepción Santa Rosa Guatemala Village6 - 32 km
La Aurora Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 32 km
Masagua Escuintla Guatemala Village5 9800 people 33 km
Parramos Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 9400 people 33 km
Contreras Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 34 km
Cuilapa Santa Rosa Guatemala City 16000 people 34 km
Rodriguitos Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 35 km
La Soledad Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 35 km
Tejar Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 36 km
Estanzuela Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 36 km
El Zapote Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 36 km
Sacoj Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 36 km
La Morenita Santa Rosa Guatemala Village6 - 36 km
Santa Marta Sacatepequez Guatemala Village6 - 36 km
Sajcavillá Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 37 km
Jumaytepeque Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 37 km
Taxisco Santa Rosa Guatemala Village4 6300 people 38 km
San Miguel Aroche Santa Rosa Guatemala Village6 - 38 km
Casillas Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 8900 people 39 km
Chimaltenango Chimaltenango Guatemala City 81000 people 39 km
Guazacapán Santa Rosa Guatemala City - 40 km
Yepocapa Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 8900 people 40 km
Siquinalá Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 40 km
Finca Sangre de Cristo Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 40 km
Agua Tibia Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 40 km
El Manzanote Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 40 km
Labor Vieja Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 40 km
La Democracia Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 41 km
La Sierra Jalapa Guatemala Village5 - 41 km
Santa María Ixhuatán Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 41 km
Chato Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 41 km
Acatenango Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 7000 people 42 km
San Jacinto Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 42 km
San Raimundo Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 42 km
Corralitos Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 42 km
San Juan Tapalapa Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 43 km
El Sitán Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 43 km
San Antonio Las Trojes Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 43 km
El Panal Santa Rosa Guatemala Village6 - 43 km
El Ojo de Agua Santa Rosa Guatemala Village6 - 43 km
San Martineros Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 43 km
El Maneadero Santa Rosa Guatemala Village6 - 44 km
Guacamayas Santa Rosa Guatemala Village6 - 44 km
El Castaño Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 44 km
Nimayá Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 45 km
Rincón Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 45 km
Obero Escuintla Guatemala City - 45 km
Ceiba Amelia Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 45 km
Las Mesas Jalapa Guatemala Village6 - 45 km
Santa Lucia Cotz Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 46 km
Los Altarcitos Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 46 km
San Rafael Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 47 km
Mataquescuintla Jalapa Guatemala Village6 7500 people 47 km
El Jobito Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 47 km
Los Achiotes Santa Rosa Guatemala Village6 - 48 km
Yerbabuena Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 48 km
Suacité Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 48 km
Ajbalché Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 48 km
Sacalá Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 48 km
El Pilar Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 49 km
San José Acatempa Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 49 km
Buena Vista Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 49 km
Cojobal Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 49 km
Chibatutuy Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 49 km
Comalapa Chimaltenango Guatemala City 20000 people 50 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
La Aurora GUA 1509 Civ. Paved Yes 9800 24 km
El Naranjo ENJ unknown 0 40 km
San Jose 9 Civ. Paved No 6500 56 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Puerto Quetzail GTPRQ Guatemala 55 km
San Jose GTSJO Guatemala 57 km
San Jose GTSJO Guatemala 57 km

Dams

Nuclear plants

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