Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Great Sitkin
in United States

Event summary

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

GDACS ID VO 1000025
Name: Great Sitkin
Lat/Lon: 52.076 , -176.13
Event Date: 26 May 2021 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: No people affected
Exposed Population 100km: About 200 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 2
Population Exposure Index PEI: 1
Inserted at: 26 May 2021 06:47 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 Great Sitkin report has been published on 19 May 2021 09:25.
AVO reported that elevated surface temperatures at Great Sitkin had been identified in satellite images since January and had been increasing in frequency during the previous two months. A minor increase in seismicity began to be recorded on 9 May and volcanic gas emissions increased on 10 May. AVO raised the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and the Volcano Alert Level to Advisory on 12 May. Source: US Geological Survey Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO)
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 40 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Eruption du volcan Nyiragongo : l’ONU valide l’octroi de 1,2 millions ... Sat, 29 May 2021 19:51:00 +0200.

Le Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies chargé des affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence, Mark Lowcock a validé, samedi 29 mai, l’octroi d’une contribution financière du Fonds central de réponse d’urgence (CER
61 earthquakes hit Congo after volcanic eruption: reportSat, 29 May 2021 19:31:00 +0200.

The Democratic Republic of Congo was hit with 61 earthquakes within a 24-hour period on Saturday, a week after the Mount Nyiragongo volcano erupted for the first time in nearly 20 years. In a report from the Goma Volcano Observatory (GVO) t
RDC : USAID débloque une enveloppe supplémentaire de 400 000 USD en fa ... Sat, 29 May 2021 18:28:00 +0200.

L’Agence pour le développement international (USAID) a déboursé 400 000 dollars américains supplémentaires en faveur des victimes de l’éruption volcanique du Nyiragongo qui s’est produite le samedi 22 mai 2021. D’après les indications de l’
Thousands evacuate over possible second DRC volcano eruptionSat, 29 May 2021 17:30:00 +0200.

May 29 (UPI) -- Thousands of residents have evacuated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo's eastern city of Goma under threat from a another eruption of Mount Nyiragongo volcano, the United Nations said. U.N. Office for the Coordinati

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

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