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Ambrym volcano
shield volcano 1334 m (4,377 ft)
Vanuatu, -16.25°S / 168.12°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Ambrym volcano eruptions:
1774, 1820(?), 1863, 1870(?), 1871, 1883, 1884, 1886, 1888, 1894, 1898, 1908, 1909(?), 1910, 1912, 1913, 1915, 1929, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1942, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977 (2x), 1979 (2x), 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 2006, 2008, 2009 -ongoing
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Effusive, formation of lava lakes
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Ambrym volcano news:

Ambrym volcano (Vanuatu ) activity update: active lava lakes in Bembow and Marum craters

Friday Jul 27, 2012 09:29 AM | BY: T

SO2 plume from Ambrym volcano (NOAA)
SO2 plume from Ambrym volcano (NOAA)
The lava lakes on Ambrym are very active and a significant SO2 plume is usually seen drifting from the volcano by NOAA's satellite.
Previous news
Lava lake of Ambrym volcano (Marum crater, photo: Ulla Lohmann)
Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012
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). ... [more]
Thursday, 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. ... [more]
Friday, 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. [more]
Thursday, 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.

... [more]

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