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Bulletin N°8- Ambrym Activity
VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°8- AMBRYM ACTIVITY
Friday, August 21st 2015

AMBRYM VOLCANO
16°15'00"S 168°07'00"E, Summit Elevation 4377ft (1334m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 2


The Alert Level for Ambrym Volcano is still maintained at Level 2. This means that the volcanic activity can change at any time from any of the active craters of Benbow and Marum (including Maben-Mbwelesu, Niri-Mbwelesu and Mbwelesu).

The area of risk remains in the caldera.


This is a reminder to all visitors to observe this volcano away from the Danger Zone (see dashed Zone on the Map below) to avoid any volcano activity related incidents like volcanic projectiles, gas and ashes. Volcanic gas and ashes can also affect villages expose to trade winds.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.


The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided accordingly when necessary.

 

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Bulletin N°2 - Ambae Activity

 VANUATU VOLCANO INFORMATION BULLETIN N°2 - AMBAE ACTIVITY

Friday, August 7th 2015

AMBAE VOLCANO 
15°24’0”S 167°50’0”E Summit 4908ft (1496m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 1

This is a reminder that the Ambae volcanic activity remains unrest. Its Volcanic Alert Level is still maintained at Level 1. Area of risk is near the Manaro Voui crater.

 

Thus approaching this crater lake is not safe; it would be safer to view the volcano far away from it to avoid any volcano related incidents. Therefore it is recommended that all communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies seriously consider this information.

 

The Department of Meteorology and Geo-Hazards maintains close monitoring of Ambae volcano and will provide information accordingly when necessary.

 

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Last Regional Earthquake Information


Seismic
Seismic event of 2015/08/30 at 07:58:42.4 UTC
Local time : 2015/08/30 at 18:58:42
in South of Tasmania
Magnitude : M 6.8
Depth : 10 km

Evènement sismique du 30/08/2015 à 07:58:42.4 UTC
Temps local : 30/08/2015 à 18:58:42
localisé à South of Tasmania
Magnitude : M 6.8
Profondeur : 10 km
 



 
Volcano Live Events
Live information on Vanuatu active volcanoes (volcano drums, cameras, bulletins, information, ...)
 

Tanna
Ambrym Ambae Lopevi Gaua
 
   Yasur Volcano, Tanna Island
 
   Volcano Alert Level: Level 1
 
 
   Volcano drums:
YASH Station Volcano cameras: YASH Station
Yasur drumplot


Yasur Webcam


 
 

 
Current Volcanic Activity

The table below shows the current alert level of Vanuatu's volcanoes. There is 2 differents types of volcano group, the frequently active volcanoes (Yasur, Lopevi, Ambrym) and the 'dormant' volcanoes (Ambae, Gaua, Vanua Lava).

Suretamatai, Vanua Lava
Suretamatai, Vanua Lava: Normal.
Mt Garet, Gaua
Mt Garet, Gaua: Signs of volcanic unrest.
Manaro Voui, Ambae
Manaro Voui, Ambae: Signs of volcanic unrest.
Marum & Bembow, Ambrym
Marum & Bembow, Ambrym: Major unrest.
Lopevi
Lopevi:Signs of volcanic unrest.
Yasur, Tanna
Yasur, Tanna: Signs of volcanic unrest.

 

Volcanic Activity Summary
Vanuatu Volcano
Current Alert Level
Manaro (Ambae)1
Marum & Benbow (Ambrym)2
Mt Garet (Gaua)1
Lopevi1
Yasur (Tanna)1
Suretamatai (Vanua Lava)0


This table shows the description of the NEW Vanuatu Volcanic Alert Level (VVAL).