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Vanuatu Last Earthquakes Information

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

    No Magnitude 4+ earthquakes recorded since 7 days
Bulletin N°7- Ambrym Activity
VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°7- AMBRYM ACTIVITY
Wednesday, July 22nd 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.


Access to Marum craters is highly risky and entering Benbow crater is not safe; Visitors have to observe this volcano away from the Danger Zone (see dashed Zone on the Map below) to avoid any volcano activity 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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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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Last Regional Earthquake Information
Details of the last regional earthquake


    Seismic event of 2015/07/08 at 00:25:50.1 UTC
  Local time : 2015/07/08 at 11:25:50
  in Vanuatu Islands Region
  Magnitude : M 5.1
  Depth : 10 km
  Latitude : 13.21 S
  Longitude : 164.22 E
  Detected in : 3 min, 24 sec
   Evenement sismique du 2015/07/08 a 00:25:50.1 UTC
  Temps local : 08/07/2015 a 11:25:50
  localisé à Vanuatu Islands Region
  Magnitude : M 5.1
  Profondeur : 10 km
  Latitude : 13.21 S
  Longitude : 164.22 E
  Détecté en : 3 min, 24 sec

LOCALISATION



Seismic
Seismic event of 2015/07/03 at 16:15:43.3 UTC
Local time : 2015/07/04 at 03:15:43
in Vanuatu Islands Region
Magnitude : M 5.0
Depth : 10 km

Evènement sismique du 03/07/2015 à 16:15:43.3 UTC
Temps local : 04/07/2015 à 03:15:43
localisé à Vanuatu Islands Region
Magnitude : M 5.0
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).