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Eruption of glowing spatter from Yasur volcano
Eruption of glowing spatter from Yasur volcano

Latest news from Yasur:

View of Yasur volcano this evening
Friday, Nov 13, 2015
Activity at the volcano (in persistent strombolian eruption) has increased. Geohazards raised the status of the volcano to 2: ... [more]
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013
Geohazards reports that the volcano continues to produce near-continuous ash emissions while explosions are relatively weak. This phase of ash emissions began on 3 November and are likely to continue into the coming days and weeks. ... [more]

Yasur volcano

stratovolcano 361 m (1,184 ft)
Tanna Island, Vanuatu, -19.53°S / 169.44°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Last update: 13 Nov 2015
Typical eruption style: persistent strombolian activity
Yasur volcano eruptions: ongoing since at least AD 1774 (but likely many centuries before) Strombolian activity at Yasur volcano No recent earthquakes
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Yasur is the most well known volcanoes of Vanuatu and one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Yasur is known for its spectacular persistent strombolian activity that consists of regular small to violent explosions from one or several vents.


Yasur, the best-known and most frequently visited of the Vanuatu volcanoes, has been in more-or-less continuous strombolian and vulcanian activity since Captain Cook observed ash eruptions in 1774. This style of activity may have continued for the past 800 years. Yasur, located at the SE tip of Tanna Island, is a mostly unvegetated 361-m-high pyroclastic cone with a nearly circular, 400-m-wide summit crater. Yasur is largely contained within the small Yenkahe caldera and is the youngest of a group of Holocene volcanic centers constructed over the down-dropped NE flank of the Pleistocene Tukosmeru volcano. The Yenkahe horst is located within the Siwi ring fracture, a 4-km-wide, horseshoe-shaped caldera associated with eruption of the andesitic Siwi pyroclastic sequence. Active tectonism along the Yenkahe horst accompanying eruptions of Yasur has raised Port Resolution harbor more than 20 m during the past century.
(source: Global Volcansim Project)

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