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Bulletin N°7 - Ambae Activity
VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°7 - AMBAE ACTIVITY
Sunday, August 21st 2016

AMBAE VOLCANO 
15°24’0”S 167°50’0”E Summit 4908ft (1496m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 2
 

The Alert Level for Ambae volcano is increasing to Level 2. This means that the volcanic activity is in the major unrest stage. At this alert level, the volcanic activity is likelihood to decrease or increase at any time within the next days. The area of risk is around every Manaro lakes.

 

Thus approaching the volcano is not safe; it would be safer to view the volcano far away from these lakes to avoid volcanic gases, ashes and any other volcano activity impacts. Therefore, 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.

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Bulletin N°3- Vanua Lava Activity
VANUATU VOLCANIC ACTIVITY BULLETIN N°3- VANUA LAVA ACTIVITY
Wednesday, August 03rd, 2016

VANUA LAVA VOLCANO 
13°80’S 167°47’E Summit  (921m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 1
 
 

The Alert Level for Vanua Lava Volcano remains at Level 1.

This means that the volcanic activity has changed and becomes unstable. The risk of volcanic gas is significant at the area around the sulfur river and volcanic area.

 

This is a reminder to all visitors  to protect them to avoid volcanic gas impacts and other volcano related incidents.

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

 

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

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Bulletin N°3- Gaua Activity
VANUATU VOLCANIC ACTIVITY BULLETIN N°3- GAUA ACTIVITY
Wednesday, August 03rd, 2016

GAUA VOLCANO 
14°16’0”S 167°30’0”E Summit 2615ft (797m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 1
 

The Alert Level for Gaua volcano remains at Level 1.

This means that the volcanic activity remains unrest. The area of risk is around the volcanic crater.

 

This is another reminder to all visitors do not approach the volcanic crater to avoid volcanic gases impact and any other volcano activity impacts.

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 when necessary.

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Bulletin N°6- Ambrym Activity
VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°6- AMBRYM ACTIVITY
Tuesday, August 02nd 2016

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 remains at Level 2.

This means that the volcanic activity is still not stable. At this alert level, the volcanic activity is likely to remain at the same level for a while or decrease at any time but this volcano activity could also increase 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.

 

The permanent Exclusion Zone at Benbow and the Danger Zone A at Marum are closed (Shouldn’t be Access) and the Danger Zone B is opened (Could be Access) (See photo below).

This is another reminder to all visitors to observe this volcano away from the Exclusion Zone which is about 2 Km radius from Benbow and Danger Zone A about 2.7 Km radius from Marum to avoid volcanic projectiles, gas, ashes and any other volcano activity related incidents. Volcanic gas and ashes can also affect villages expose to trade winds.

See the safety map and visitors Fact-Sheet of Ambrym volcano 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.

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Bulletin N°6- Tanna Activity
VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°6- TANNA ACTIVITY
Tuesday, August 02nd 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 the 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 around 600m wide 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.

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