Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Sabancaya
in Peru

Event summary

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

GDACS ID VO 354006
Name: Sabancaya
Lat/Lon: -15.787 , -71.857
Event Date: 29 Jun 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 15000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 1090000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 3
Population Exposure Index PEI: 3
Inserted at: 29 Jun 2020 07:04 UTC


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Peru - Volcano eruption (ECHO 29 Jun 2020)Mon, 29 Jun 2020 13:09

  • Sabancaya volcano, located in south Peru approximately 70 km northwest of Arequipa, continues to erupt magmatic gas and ash plume up to 7,600 metres high. 
  • Following the last relevant eruption of 27 June, the ash ejected by the volcano moved towards the northeast sector and, according to the National Volcanologiical Centre (CENVUL), the ashfall covered the districts of Madrigal, Lari, Maca, Achoma, Ichupampa, Yanque, Chivay and Coporaque.
  • The alert level stands at orange, residents and tourists are recommended not to access in a 12 km radius from the centre of the volcano.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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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. See the detail here

Latest media headlines

Articles: 3 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Reportan actividad inusual en el volcán Ubinas desde el 11 de junioFri, 19 Jun 2020 03:34:00 +0200.

Especialistas del Instituto Geofísico del Perú ( IGP ), detectaron actividad sísmica inusual en el volcán Ubinas ( Moquegua ) desde el 11 de junio. Desde enero, el macizo había mostrado niveles bajos de actividad, luego que entrara nuevamen
Arequipa: cenizas expulsadas por volcán Sabancaya se dispersan hacia d ... Thu, 20 Jun 2019 20:09:00 +0200.

, ubicado en la región Arequipa , expulsó el miércoles cenizas, las cuales se dispersaron hacia el sector suroeste, exactamente en el distrito de Lluta y sus anexos de la provincia de Caylloma, informó el IGP. El IGP detalló en sus redes s
Arequipa: cenizas expulsadas por volcán Sabancaya se dispersaron hacia ... Thu, 20 Jun 2019 02:03:00 +0200.

El Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP), informó que el , ubicado en la región Arequipa, expulsó cenizas. Estas se dispersaron hacia el sector suroeste, exactamente en el distrito de Lluta y sus diferentes anexos de la provincia de Caylloma.

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (31), (1), INGV (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),