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Bulletin N°12- Tanna Activity
VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°12- TANNA ACTIVITY
Wednesday, December 14th 2016

TANNA VOLCANO 
19°32’0”S 169°26’30”E Summit 1184ft (361m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 2
 

The Alert Level for Tanna Volcano remains at Level 2.

This means that some volcanic explosions remain intense, volcanic bombs may fall in and/or around the crater  and volcanic gas and ashes can also affect some villages. The area of risk remains around the volcanic crater and in areas expose to trade winds.


The permanent Exclusion Zone which is about 395 m  around the eruptive vents is always closed (Shouldn’t be Access) but the Zones (Zone A and B) beyond this area are opened (Could be Access) (See photo below).
 

This is another reminder to all visitors to observe this volcano away from the crater rim to avoid volcano activity related impacts. 

See the safety map and Yasur visitors Fact-Sheet at the Vanuatu Geohazards website http://www.geohazards.gov.vu/index.php/resources.

All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.


The Department of Meteorology and Geohazards will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided when necessary.

NOTE:

  « Posted sign » : Signs will be installed later at the locations shown on the image ;


For further information, please contact Geohazards office at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department, telephone 24686 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it