Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Lascar
in Chile

Event summary

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

Name: Lascar
Lat/Lon: -23.37 , -67.73
Event Date: 12 Dec 2022 07:38 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 300 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 6000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 4
Population exposure index: 2
Inserted at: 12 Dec 2022 06:38 UTC


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Historical Timeline

Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateEruption DetailsSource
1 12 Dec 2022 07:38 BUENOS AIRES

Exposed population

The eruption happened in Chile , Region of Antofagasta (population 423,780) . The nearest places are Talabre, Camar, Soncor, Socaire, Pocor, Toconao, Zapar, Tambillo, Pajonales, Peine, and Chaxas.

Radius Population
100 km 6000 people
75 km 4500 people
50 km 1000 people
30 km <1000 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km no people
2 km no people

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Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Antofagasta Chile 420000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Talabre Antofagasta Chile Village - 12 km
Camar Antofagasta Chile Village - 26 km
Soncor Antofagasta Chile Village - 28 km
Socaire Antofagasta Chile Village - 29 km
Pocor Antofagasta Chile Village - 31 km
Toconao Antofagasta Chile Village - 34 km
Zapar Antofagasta Chile Village - 41 km
Tambillo Antofagasta Chile Village - 47 km
Pajonales Antofagasta Chile Village - 48 km
Peine Antofagasta Chile Village - 48 km
Campamento El Laco Antofagasta Chile Village - 59 km
Tilomonte Antofagasta Chile Village - 60 km
Huaitiquina Salta Argentina Village - 66 km
Béter Antofagasta Chile Village - 66 km
Sólor Antofagasta Chile Village - 67 km
Collo Antofagasta Chile Village - 69 km
Chaxas Antofagasta Chile Village - 70 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
San Pedro de Atacama 2418 Civ. Unpaved No 6300 66 km
El Salar 2300 Priv. Unpaved No 7200 66 km



Nuclear plants

Tsunami impact

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Tsunami affected locations

Initial conditions

More information

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