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24 Dec 2014 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

The analysis in this document is based on the assessment conducted by the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) Team and secondary data consolidated by the United Nations Office in Cabo Verde.

1 Severity of the Crisis

24 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • The Chã das Caldeiras area has been evacuated following the eruption of Pico Fogo Volcano on 23 November an access restricted since 7 December by Civil Protection authorities due to increased volcanic activity.

  • Updated figures indicate 1076 persons have been displaced and are currently housed in temporary accommodation centers, shelter units built after the 1995 eruption, and with host families.

  • The contingency plan for the possible evacuation of Cutelo Alto and Fonsaco areas was completed.

11 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • The Chã das Caldeiras area has been evacuated following the eruption of Pico Fogo Volcano on 23 November and access restricted since 7 December by Civil Protection authorities due to increased volcanic activity and increased concentration of SO2 and CO2 gases.

  • Updated figures indicate that 1080 persons have been displaced and are currently housed in temporary accommodation centres, shelter units built after the 1995 eruption, and with host families.

09 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • The Chã das Caldeiras area has been evacuated following the eruption of Pico Fogo Volcano on 23 November an access restricted since 7 December by Civil Protection authorities due to increased volcanic activity.

  • Updated figures indicate 1030 persons have been displaced and are currently housed in temporary accommodation centres, shelter units built after the 1995 eruption, and with host families.

09 Dec 2014 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

The analysis in this document is based on the assessment conducted by the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination Team and secondary data consolidated by the United Nations Office in Cabo Verde.

08 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

• The zone of Cha das Caldeiras has been evacuated since the eruption of Pico Fogo Volcano on 23 November.

• As of 7 December, access has been restricted by Civil Protection authorities due to increased volcanic activity.

• Approximately 1000 persons have been displaced and are currently housed in temporary accomodation centres, shelter units built after the 1995 eruption, and with host families.

05 Dec 2014 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  1. The eruption started at 10:00 on 23 December 2014.

  2. Preliminary data showed that the eruptions were anteceded by a series of seismic events captured and reported by the local seismic network.

  3. No human injuries reported.

  4. Three vents on the north-south direction were opened, with distinct viscosity (`A’ a and Pahoehoe lava) and flow directions.

02 Dec 2014 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  1. According with the information from the Civil Protection, lava flow is moving at average speed of 9 meters/hour.

  2. The lava has reached the community of Portela.

  3. According to National Institute of Meteorology and Geo-Physics (INMG), latest available data (between 1st and 2nd December) four (4) mild seismic events (1.4 / 1.9 Richter scale) were reported beneath the lava field.

30 Nov 2014 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  1. According with the information from the Civil Protection, during the early hours of 30/11, a new front of lava flow has completely destroyed the headquarters building of Fogo Natural Park, in Cha das Caldeiras. Between 4 to 6 AM on 30/11 the speed of the flow was recorded at 60 meter/hour (1 meter/minute), slowing down to 2-5 meters/hour thereafter.

28 Nov 2014 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

According to local officials and scientists on the ground the eruption intensity decrease in 28.11 and the flow of lava has substantially slowdown (No data on the lava flow speed was provided).

27 Nov 2014 description

On this fifth day of eruption and according to latest information, the intensity of the eruption increased in the early morning and the flow of lava is moving at a pace of 5 meters/hour, which is an increase as compared to previous report published 26 November (1-3 m/hour).

Latest information confirmed the activity of lava emission in 4 chimneys, also an increase compared to last situation report, (1 chimney active).

26 Nov 2014 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

· The fourth day of eruption was marked by a decrease in the intensity of volcanic activity due to inactivity of some chimneys with direct impact on the lava flow.

The lava front has slowdown from 25m/hour, reported on 25.11 to 1-3 m/hour by midday today. Decreased emission of volcanic gases and ashes was also reported.

· The lava front has claimed 5 residential dwellings, and it is dangerously approaching a local elementary school and a tourism infrastructure in Portela.
More houses in the vicinity are also at risk.

25 Nov 2014 description

This present first update intends to provide a situation report on the emergency in Cabo Verde after the eruption of the Volcano of Fogo and is produced by the UN Office in Cabo Verde in collaboration disaster management partners. It is published by the UN RC office and covers the period of 23 – 24 November 2014.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  1. The eruption started at 10:00 AM on November 23rd 2014.

  2. Preliminary data showed that the eruptions were anteceded by a series of seismic events captured and reported by the local seismic network.

25 Nov 2014 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW · The Fogo volcano continues to erupt and the lava flows, and as shown in the map above generating two distinct course of lava, one toward the grape fields of Cova Tina (SW) and a bigger front dangerously approaching the community of Portela and Bangaeira.

· The entire island is experiencing a full power blackout as ashes are affecting the distribution grid, thus creating serious constraints to emergency operations. The electrical State company (ELECTRA) requested Civil Protection authorities to provide alternative power supply.