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Magnitude 4+ Earthquakes Real-time list for the past 7 days
(from the Vanuatu Geohazards Observatory)

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Bulletin N°1 - Ambae Activity

 VANUATU VOLCANO INFORMATION BULLETIN N°1 - AMBAE ACTIVITY

Tuesday, June 16th 2015

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

The Ambae volcanic activity still shows signs of unrest. The Volcanic Alert Level at this volcano remains 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 agents 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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Bulletin N°6- Ambrym Activity
VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°6- AMBRYM ACTIVITY
Tuesday, June 16th 2015

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

This is another reminder that the Ambrym volcano activity remains unrest. Its volcanic Alert Level is still maintained at Level 2. The danger remains in the caldera area around the volcanic craters of Benbow and Marum (including Maben-Mbwelesu, Niri-Mbwelesu and Mbwelesu) and on volcanic ash and gas prone areas exposed to trade winds.

 

Thus approaching the volcano is not safe; it would be safer to view the volcano away from the Danger Zone (see dashed Zone on the Map below) to avoid any volcano related incidents.

Therefore, it is recommended that all communities, villages, visitors and travel agents seriously consider this information.

 

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department will continue to monitor this volcano activity until it becomes stable and will provide information accordingly when necessary.

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Last Regional Earthquake Information

Earthquake detected by the Vanuatu-New Caledonia Seismic Network (VMGD/IRD)
Séisme détecté  par le Réseau Sismique Vanuatu-Nelle Calédonie (VMGD/IRD)

 


Seismic
Seismic event of at UTC
Local time : 2015/07/02 at 01:46:54
in
Magnitude : M
Depth : km

Evènement sismique du 01/07/2015 à UTC
Temps local : 02/07/2015 à 01:46:54
localisé à
Magnitude : M
Profondeur : 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).