Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Popocatepetl
in Mexico

Event summary

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

GDACS ID VO 341090
Name: Popocatepetl
Lat/Lon: 19.023 , -98.622
Event Date: 23 Feb 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 640000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 27990000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 5
Population Exposure Index PEI: 5
Inserted at: 26 Jul 2019 13:00 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 Popocatepetl report has been published on 17 Jul 2019 10:08.
CENAPRED reported that each day during 9-15 July there were 49-326 steam-and-gas emissions from Popocat?petl, some of which contained minor amounts of ash. As many as three explosions per day were recorded, though weather conditions often prevented visual characterization of ash emissions. An explosion at 1949 on 11 July generated an ash plume that rose 2.8 km above the crater rim. The Alert Level remained at Yellow, Phase Two (middle level on a three-color scale). Source: Centro Nacional de Prevencion de Desastres (CENAPRED)
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (30), (1), INGV (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),