Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Fernandina
in Ecuador

Event summary

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

GDACS ID VO 353010
Name: Fernandina
Lat/Lon: -0.37 , -91.55
Event Date: 16 Jan 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: Few people affected
Exposed Population 100km: About 3000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 4
Population Exposure Index PEI: 2
Inserted at: 16 Jan 2020 06:50 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 Fernandina report has been published on 15 Jan 2020 07:44.
IG reported that a M 4.7 earthquake was recorded at 1642 on 12 January at Fernandina and followed by a swarm of 29 local earthquakes all below M 3.1. A new eruption began just before 1810 from a circumferential fissure located near the E edge of the caldera, at elevations around 1300-1400 m above sea level. Several lava flows descended the E flank; Galapagos National Park rangers witnessed the eruption from the Bol?var Channel station. A gas cloud rose 1.5-2 km above the fissure and drifted WNW. A second peak in seismicity was recorded 30-40 minutes after the eruption onset and then gradually decreased. Gas emissions decreased sometime after 2100 and thermal anomalies began to gradually diminish. Source: Instituto Geof?sico-Escuela Polit?cnica Nacional (IG)
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (30), (1), INGV (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),