Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Sangay
in Ecuador

Event summary

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

Name: Sangay
Lat/Lon: -2.005 , -78.341
Event Date: 20 Dec 2019 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 19000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 1530000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 3
Population exposure index: 3
Inserted at: 21 Nov 2019 08:01 UTC

GDACS Score

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Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 21 Nov 2019 00:00 WASHINGTON
2 20 Dec 2019 00:00 WASHINGTON

Exposed population

The eruption happened in Ecuador , Province of Morona-Santiago (population 92,502) . The nearest places are Alao, Cubillín, Abanico, Retiro, Zúñac, Huamboya, Tambillo, Salado, Asomaná, El Tingo, and Chinimbimi.

Radius Population
100 km 1.5 million people
75 km 700000 people
50 km 240000 people
30 km 18000 people
20 km 7300 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Morona-Santiago Ecuador 92000 people
Chimborazo Ecuador 400000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Alao Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 20 km
Cubillín Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 21 km
Abanico Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village5 - 22 km
Retiro Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village5 - 22 km
Zúñac Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village5 - 22 km
Huamboya Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village6 - 25 km
Tambillo Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village6 - 26 km
Salado Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village6 - 28 km
Asomaná Chimborazo Ecuador Village5 - 29 km
El Tingo Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 29 km
San Isidro Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village6 - 30 km
Pungal Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 35 km
Cebadas Chimborazo Ecuador Village5 - 35 km
Licto Chimborazo Ecuador Village5 - 36 km
Proaño Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village5 - 39 km
General Proaño Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village6 - 39 km
Flores Chimborazo Ecuador Village5 - 40 km
Maria Auxiliadora Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village5 - 40 km
Guamote Chimborazo Ecuador Village5 - 42 km
Hacienda Asactús Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 42 km
Macas Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village5 23000 people 42 km
Palmira Chimborazo Ecuador Village5 - 44 km
Punín Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 44 km
Palmira Dávalos Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 45 km
Totoras Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 45 km
Naute Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 46 km
San Luis Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 47 km
Chipo Chimborazo Ecuador Village5 - 47 km
Arapiccos Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village5 - 47 km
Cubijíes Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 48 km
Tamaute Chimborazo Ecuador Village5 - 48 km
Rio Bamba Chimborazo Ecuador City - 50 km
Sangay Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village6 - 51 km
Yaruquíes Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 51 km
Yuvientza Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village6 - 51 km
Pusugtús Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 53 km
Hacienda Opote Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 53 km
Tixán Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 53 km
Matus Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 53 km
Sucúa Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village5 6400 people 54 km
Penipe Chimborazo Ecuador Village5 - 55 km
Achupallas Chimborazo Ecuador Village5 - 56 km
Lincan Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 56 km
Palora Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village6 6400 people 57 km
Puela Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 57 km
Guano Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 12000 people 57 km
Amazonas Pastaza Ecuador Village6 - 57 km
Guasuntos Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 58 km
Caja bamba Chimborazo Ecuador Village5 - 58 km
La Victoria Chimborazo Ecuador Village5 - 60 km
Calpi Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 60 km
Alausí Chimborazo Ecuador Village4 8800 people 60 km
San Isidro Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 60 km
Sigsipamba Chimborazo Ecuador Village5 - 61 km
Cuasha Pastaza Ecuador Village5 - 61 km
Tolloloma Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 61 km
Capadino Entza Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village6 - 61 km
Chiquicas Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 62 km
Charupe Pastaza Ecuador Village5 - 62 km
Sevilla Chimborazo Ecuador Village5 - 62 km
Juan de Velasco Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 62 km
Pomona Pastaza Ecuador Village6 - 62 km
Huambi Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village5 - 62 km
Pailitas Tungurahua Ecuador Village5 - 63 km
Shell Pastaza Ecuador Village6 - 65 km
La Chontilla Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village6 - 65 km
El Tesoro Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village6 - 65 km
Sibambe Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 66 km
Mera Pastaza Ecuador Village5 - 66 km
San Juan Chimborazo Ecuador Village5 - 66 km
Hacienda Salgado Chimborazo Ecuador Village6 - 66 km
Ulba Tungurahua Ecuador Village6 - 67 km
San Vicente Canar Ecuador Village6 - 67 km
Topo Tungurahua Ecuador Village6 - 68 km
Tambo Unión Pastaza Ecuador Village6 - 68 km
Logroño Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village6 - 68 km
Sua Entza Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village6 - 68 km
Río Negro Tungurahua Ecuador Village6 - 68 km
Lligua Tungurahua Ecuador Village5 - 69 km
Sabañag Tungurahua Ecuador Village5 - 69 km
Agoyán Tungurahua Ecuador Village6 - 69 km
Pallatanga Chimborazo Ecuador Village5 - 69 km
Indeyama Pastaza Ecuador Village5 - 69 km
Jimbiquiti Pastaza Ecuador Village5 - 70 km
Puyo Pastaza Ecuador Village5 24000 people 70 km
Chinimbimi Morona-Santiago Ecuador Village6 - 70 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Macas XMS 1000 Civ. Paved Yes 8200 41 km
Chimborazo 2790 Civ. Paved No 5200 52 km
Sucua SUQ 950 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 54 km
Rio Amazonas PTZ 1043 Civ. Paved Yes 5000 63 km
Mendez MZD unknown 0 79 km
Patuca 541 0 83 km
Chachoan ATF 2564 Civ. Paved Yes 6500 91 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

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