Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Vulcano
in Italy

Event summary

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

GDACS ID VO 1000034
Name: Vulcano
Lat/Lon: 38.404 , 14.962
Event Date: 22 Nov 2021 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 36000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 1810000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 4
Population Exposure Index PEI: 4
Inserted at: 22 Nov 2021 13:01 UTC

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Italy - Volcanic activity (ECHO 22 Nov 2021)Mon, 22 Nov 2021 12:03

  • High concentrations of volcanic gas emission have been reported in Vulcano Island (Aeolian Islands, Sicily Region) over the past few days, resulting in evacuations. In addition, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) recorded an increase in seismic activity and registered ground deformations over the Fossa area.
  • The volcano is on yellow alert since October 2021 (state of potential unrest) following a series of significant changes in volcanic parameters.
  • According to media reports, approximately 150 people have been evacuated in the residential area close to the port (northern Vulcano).
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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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 Vulcano report has been published on 20 Oct 2021 10:32.
INGV continued to monitor elevated activity at Vulcano during 12-19 October. Scientists collected temperature, water chemistry, and gas-emissions data from four fumarolic vents located inside La Fossa Crater near the rim and from one vent near the beach. According to news articles, elevated levels of carbon dioxide impacted nearby residents in Porto Levante causing a few families to leave their homes on 13 October. Several residents had reported inexplicable illnesses and some deaths of domestic animals the previous week. On 14 October authorities restricted public access to the crater. The Dipartimento della Protezione Civile maintained the Alert Level at Yellow (the second lowest level on a four-color scale). Sources: Dipartimento della Protezione Civile,la Repubblica,la Repubblica,la Repubblica,Sezione di Catania - Osservatorio Etneo (INGV)
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 48 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Eruzione alle Canarie, si apre una nuova fessura eruttiva a La Palma: ... 2021-11-25T21:45+0100.

L’Istituto INVOLCAN conferma la comparsa di una nuova fessura eruttiva sull’isola di La Palma, alle Canarie, dove dal 19 settembre scorso è in eruzione il vulcano Cumbre Vieja . La nuova colata di lava sta travolgendo un’area dell’isola spa
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La Palma: l'isola delle Canarie che sta crescendo con le colate lavich ... 2021-11-25T18:12+0100.

Una lingua sul mare. La superficie dell'isola ha guadagnato 5 ettari con l'estensione al mare del nuovo delta lavico che si forma a nord delle colate magmatiche e arriva già fino a 350 metri di distanza dalla costa, come si presentava in pr
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La Palma: l'isola delle Canarie che sta crescendo con le colate lavich ... 2021-11-25T17:58+0100.

Una lingua sul mare. La superficie dell'isola ha guadagnato 5 ettari con l'estensione al mare del nuovo delta lavico che si forma a nord delle colate magmatiche e arriva già fino a 350 metri di distanza dalla costa, come si presentava in pr
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A quasi 70 giorni dall'inizio di una intensa attività vulcanica il con ... 2021-11-25T17:10+0100.

Diritti d'autore RTVE Le fontane di lava del Cumbre Vieja, sull'isola delle Canarie di La Palma, continuano la loro spettacolare e tremenda attività da quasi 70 giorni. Una lingua sul mare. La superficie dell'isola ha guadagnato 5 ettari
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (31), (1), INGV (3), WMO (1), INFORM (2),