Vanuatu Last Earthquakes Information

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

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Welcome to the Vanuatu Geohazards (Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis) Observatory homepage.

This site provides access to information about ongoing geophysical survey and research on Vanuatu. It is our goal to provide as much resource in information as possible, about all the programs of the Vanuatu Geohazards Observatory, within Vanuatu Meteorological and Geohazards Department.

The site is not designed to be exceedingly technical, but rather, suitable, useful and interesting to both the general public and to the scientific community.
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Volcano Live Events
Live information on Vanuatu active volcanoes (volcano drums, cameras, bulletins, information, ...)

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

Yasur Webcam


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 event of 2015/02/01 at 04:30:35.0 UTC
Local time : 2015/02/01 at 15:30:35
in Vanuatu Islands
Magnitude : M 4.5
Depth : 162 km

Evènement sismique du 01/02/2015 à 04:30:35.0 UTC
Temps local : 01/02/2015 à 15:30:35
localisé à Vanuatu Islands
Magnitude : M 4.5
Profondeur : 162 km

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:
Mt Garet, Gaua
Mt Garet, Gaua:
Manaro Voui, Ambae
Manaro Voui, Ambae:
Marum & Bembow, Ambrym
Marum & Bembow, Ambrym:
Yasur, Tanna
Yasur, Tanna:


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

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