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: 10 Jan 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: 10 Jan 2020 07:54 UTC

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 2 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Mexique : les images spectaculaires de l'éruption du volcan Popocatépe ... Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:28:00 +0100.

L'éruption spectaculaire de l'explosion du volcan Popocatepetl au Mexique, ce jeudi 9 janvier, n'a heureusement pas fait de dégâts. La colonne de fumée et de cendre a atteint près de 3000 mètres de hauteur et a duré 90 minutes. Les autorit
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Vidéos. Nouvelle éruption du volcan Popocatepetl au Mexique, des image ... Fri, 10 Jan 2020 11:05:00 +0100.

Le volcan mexicain Popocatepetl est entré en éruption jeudi. L’explosion a été si forte que le gaz émanant de cette explosion est montée à 3 000 mètres de hauteur. Le volcan Popocatepetl, situé dans le centre du Mexique, a projeté jeudi de
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Messico, l'eruzione del vulcano innevato "El Popo". VIDEOThu, 25 Jul 2019 08:48:00 +0200.

Il vulcano messicano Popocatepetl, meglio conosciuto come "El Popo", mercoledì 24 ha eruttato, provocando uno spettacolo naturale con lava e lapilli che hanno ricoperto le pareti innevate della montagna. L'esplosione è avvenuta alle 8:35 or
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (29), (1), INGV (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),