Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Sheveluch
in Russia

Event summary

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

Name: Sheveluch
Lat/Lon: 56.653 , 161.36
Event Date: 12 Apr 2023 07:41 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 300 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 5000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 5
Population exposure index: 2
Inserted at: 12 Apr 2023 05:41 UTC


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Historical Timeline

Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateEruption DetailsSource
1 12 Apr 2023 07:41 ANCHORAGE

Exposed population

The eruption happened in Russian Federation , Region of Kamchatskaya oblast'. The nearest places are Yelovskiy, Yelovka, Kharchino, Kamaki, Klyuchi, Nizhnekamchatsk, Obukhovo, Lower Kamchatka, and Berëzovyy Yar.

Radius Population
100 km 4700 people
75 km 3900 people
50 km 1400 people
30 km <1000 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

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Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kamchatskaya oblast' Russian Federation -

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Yelovskiy Kamchatskaya Russia Village - 33 km
Yelovka Kamchatskaya Russia Village - 35 km
Kharchino Kamchatskaya Russia Village - 40 km
Kamaki Kamchatskaya Russia Village - 42 km
Klyuchi Kamchatskaya Russia City 6500 people 49 km
Nizhnekamchatsk Kamchatskaya Russia Village - 61 km
Obukhovo Kamchatskaya Russia Village - 61 km
Lower Kamchatka Kamchatskaya Russia Village - 62 km
Berëzovyy Yar Kamchatskaya Russia Village - 66 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Yelovka 244 0 23 km
Klyuchi Southeast 32 0 49 km
Klyuchi 66 0 51 km
Yelovka North 152 0 58 km
91 0 79 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Bukhta Kryugera Russia 79 km


Nuclear plants

Tsunami impact

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Tsunami affected locations

Initial conditions

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