Significant ash plume after strong explosion at Gaua volcano, Vanuatu

Significant ash plume after strong explosion at Gaua volcano, Vanuatu

A strong heavy sound of an explosion was heard by people living near Gaua volcano, Vanuatu on May 3, 2022, followed by a significant thick ash plume. The volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2 – high level of the major unrest state. The last known eruption of this volcano took place in 2011 (VEI 1).

Activity at Ambrym volcano increased to major unrest state, Vanuatu

Activity at Ambrym volcano increased to major unrest state, Vanuatu

Activity at Ambrym volcano in Vanuatu has increased from the minor unrest state to the major unrest state on January 25, 2022. Consequently, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department (VMGD) has raised the Volcanic Alert Level from Level 1 to Level 2. New…

Volcanic activity at Ambae increased to major unrest level, Vanuatu

Volcanic activity at Ambae increased to major unrest level, Vanuatu

The Volcanic activity on Ambae Island has now increased from minor to major unrest level in December 2021. Accordingly, the Volcanic Alert Level increased from Level 1 to Level 2 on December 27. New analyses suggest that activity at the volcano has significantly…

Increased volcanic activity at Yasur volcano, Vanuatu

Increased volcanic activity at Yasur volcano, Vanuatu

Volcanic activity at Yasur volcano, Vanuatu continues at the major unrest state with ongoing volcanic gases and ashes emissions and an increase in activity recorded on December 18, 2021. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2. The latest data analysis indicates…

Ruptured ground around Ambrym volcano forces evacuations, Vanuatu

Ruptured ground around Ambrym volcano forces evacuations, Vanuatu

Earthquakes triggered by volcanic activity at Ambrym, Vanuatu ruptured the ground and damaged entire villages over the past month, forcing the evacuation of 700 people living on the island. According to media reports, people from the villages of Paamal, Ulei, Sameou…

Gaua volcano remains in major unrest state, Alert Level at 2

Gaua volcano remains in major unrest state, Alert Level at 2

Vanuatu's Gaua volcano continues in major unrest state and the Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) reports. Observations and satellite data obtained from March to April 2018 confirm that the activity…

Lifeless Ambae: Heavy ashfall forces evacuation of entire island

Lifeless Ambae: Heavy ashfall forces evacuation of entire island

Vanuatu's Manoro Voui volcano, also known as Ambae and Aoba, erupted in September 2017, forcing short-term mass evacuation. The entire island was evacuated but most of its 11 000 residents returned by December, only to find their island covered in ash, grey and…

Ambae volcano alert level raised to Level 3, Vanuatu

Ambae volcano alert level raised to Level 3, Vanuatu

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) has raised the Alert Level for Ambae volcano from Level 2 to Level 3 (on a scale of 1 to 5) on Sunday, March 18, 2018. The volcano is in the minor eruption state and the activity is confined inside the Lake…