Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Sangay
in Ecuador

Event summary

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

GDACS ID VO 352090
Name: Sangay
Lat/Lon: -2.005 , -78.341
Event Date: 30 Sep 2020 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 PEI: 3
Inserted at: 20 Dec 2019 06:17 UTC


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Ecuador - Sangay volcanic eruption (ECHO 11 Jun 2020)Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:03

  • Sangay volcano, located in central Ecuador, started an eruptive phase on 8 June. A pyroclastic flow descended trough the south-east flank (río Volcán) and an ash column up to 7,000 metres high moved southwestward. 
  • Widespread ashfall reached the provinces of Chimborazo, Los Ríos, Guayas, Santa Elena and Morona Santiago.
  • According to media reports, the Guayaquil airport (Guayas Province) suspended flights on 9 June and roads were closed to traffic in some parts of Los Rios and Chimborazo provinces .
  • People have been advised to not stay close to the danger area and to wear the masks in the ashfall affected areas.
Ecuador - Volcanic eruption (ECHO 21 Nov 2019)Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:03

  • On 17 November, Sangay volcano erupted an ash plume approximately 1 km above the crater, moving in a south-east direction.
  • According to the National Risk and Emergency Management Service of Ecuador, widespread ash has been reported in Macas City (Morona-Santiago Province) and in surrounding localities.
  • The National Risk and Emergency Management Service and the Geophysical Institute are monitoring the volcano.
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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 Sangay report has been published on 18 Dec 2019 06:51.
Based on information from the Guayaquil MWO, satellite images, and wind model data, the Washington VAAC reported that during 10-17 December ash plumes from Sangay rose to 5.8-7.3 km (19,000-24,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted in multiple directions. A thermal anomaly was visible on 17 December. Source: Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)
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Latest media headlines

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2021 senza banane: l'eruzione del vulcano Sangay in Ecuador ha distrut ... Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:20:00 +0200.

(Di mercoledì 30 settembre 2020) Nel 2021 rischiamo di non vedere banane sulle nostre tavole, avvertono gli esperti. Come mai? Perché la recente eruzione del vulcano Sangay ha ricoperto di cenere le piantagioni dell' Ecuador , fra i ... :
Stiamo per rimanere senza banane dopo che l’eruzione del vulcano Sanga ... Wed, 30 Sep 2020 14:17:00 +0200.

Le banane sono un frutto molto amato in tutto il mondo, anche laddove non vi è produzione diretta. Tra i maggiori esportatori di banane vi è l’Ecuador ma ora il paese è stato messo in ginocchio dall’eruzione del vulcano Sangay la cui cenere
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Sep 29, 2020 07:00 AM EDT. Twin earthquakes just shook the San Francisco Bay Area and Milpitas last Sunday, with tremors occurring just hours apart. These quakes took place along the area of the Calaveras Reservoir. Twin Quakes. According t
VIDEO | Zulma Gómez, "harta del encierro", celebra entre cervezas y un ... Mon, 28 Sep 2020 04:51:00 +0200.

- Fotos: Carlos Juri. Son volcánicas se dijeron al ver las primeras imágenes de la gente en redes sociales. Por eso partieron, en una lancha, el geólogo Moisés Gadea y el tecnólogo en producción Rodrigo Osorio, para confirmar el hallazgo en

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (30), (1), INGV (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),