Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Villarrica
in Chile

Event summary

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

GDACS ID VO 357120
Name: Villarrica
Lat/Lon: -39.42 , -71.93
Event Date: 12 Sep 2019 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 43000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 300000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 5
Population Exposure Index PEI: 3
Inserted at: 12 Sep 2019 09:18 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 Villarrica report has been published on 11 Sep 2019 10:24.
ONEMI and SERNAGEOMIN reported that the seismic network at Villarrica recorded significant variations in seismicity beginning at 0030 on 8 September, characterized by an increase in the number of long-period (LP) events from 20 to 50 per hour. LP events ceased to be detected around 1030 and short periods of high-energy tremor began. Weather clouds prevented views of the summit crater, though the characteristics of the seismicity indicated fluctuating lava-lake activity. The increased seismicity persisted on 9 September, prompting SERNAGEOMIN to raise the Alert Level to Orange, the second highest level on a four-color scale. ONEMI has maintained an Alert Level Yellow (the middle level on a three-color scale) since 6 August for the municipalities of Villarrica, Puc?n (16 km N), and Curarrehue, along with the commune of Panguipulli and stated that the public should stay at least 2 km away from the crater. On 10 September seismicity remained high; infrasound signals were recorded at a rate of 50 events per hour. Sources: Oficina Nacional de Emergencia-Ministerio del Interior (ONEMI) ,Servicio Nacional de Geolog?a y Miner?a (SERNAGEOMIN)
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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),