Ambrym volcano (Vanuatu) activity update: lava lakes still active
Dienstag Apr 03, 2012 09:38 | VON: T
Ambrym (Vanuatu) is showing signs of activity. After a longer period of silence on Modvolc, a strong thermal signal is again visible at Marum and Benbow craters on the MODIS Global Hot Spot monitoring tool from the University of Hawaii (ModVolc).
7-days summarizing image of Ambrym and other Vanuatu Islands, showing the hot spot at Ambrym (MODVOLC)
It is difficult to obtain reliable information about the lava lakes of Ambrym during cyclone season (November until March). Often, large clouds cover the island, which makes visual observations hard. Also, our local contacts rarely climb the volcano during cyclone season.
If you like to visit Ambrym and join an expedition to see the lava lakes, we still have some spaces left on our tours in August and September.
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Donnerstag, Sep 09, 2010
As our expedition leader Yasmin reports from our ongoing expedition on Vanuatu, exceptionally good weather conditions allowed to observe 4 active lava lakes that are at the moment present on Ambrym volcano: the largest is located in Marum's Mbuwelesu crater at a depth of ca. 400m and has a diameter of around 40 m. The 3 other lava lakes are in the pit crater Niri Mbuwelesu and inside the two pits inside Benbow crater. ... [mehr]
Freitag, Aug 13, 2010
On 8 and 10 August, strong explosions probably occurred at Ambrym volcano. The Wellington Ash Advisory noted ash-and-steam plumes from Ambrym that rose to an altitude 6.1 km (20,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W and NW. [mehr]
Samstag, Mai 12, 2007
The Wellington VAAC reported that a pilot observed an ash plume from Ambrym on 3 May. The plume rose to an altitude of 1.8 km (6,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE. Ash was visible on satellite imagery.[mehr]
Donnerstag, Apr 05, 2007
On 3 April, pilots observed lava and ash emissions from Ambrym volcano. Ash plumes rose to altitudes below 2.4 km (8,000 ft) a.s.l.... [mehr]