Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Ijen
in Indonesia

Event summary

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

GDACS ID VO 263350
Name: Ijen
Lat/Lon: -8.058 , 114.242
Event Date: 29 May 2020 10:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 690000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 7100000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 2
Population Exposure Index PEI: 5
Inserted at: 29 Jun 2020 13:53 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 Ijen report has been published on 03 Jun 2020 08:24.
PVMBG reported that on 29 May a gas explosion at Ijen generated a plume that rose 250-500 m above the surface of the lake. According to news articles two sulfur miners heard the explosion from under the water at 1230, which created 3-m-high waves in the lake; the miners ran but one tripped and fell into the lake. Search efforts were unsuccessful after three hours and, due to weather conditions and an increased amount of gas in the crater area, had to be suspended. PVMBG noted that patterns of various types of earthquakes did not indicate increased activity during 17 Janury-29 May. The temperature of the lake water fluctuated between 24.5 and 40.3 degrees Celsius. A lot of rain in the past few months increased the volume of the lake, possibly contributing to a disruption in the system, though these seasonal changes were within normal ranges at the volcano. The Alert Level remained at 1 (on a scale of 1-4), and residents and visitors were advised to not approach the crater rim or descend to the crater floor. Sources: Inibaru,Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM)
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (31), (1), INGV (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),