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shield volcano 1334 m (4,377 ft)
Vanuatu, -16.25°S / 168.12°E
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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
Typical eruption style:
Effusive, formation of lava lakes
Last earthquakes nearby
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Ambrym volcano news:
Ambrym volcano (Vanuatu ) activity update: active lava lakes in Bembow and Marum craters
Sunday Aug 12, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T
SO2 plume from Ambrym volcano (NOAA)
An impressive SO2 plume is drifting SE from Ambrym volcano, showing that there is lots of fresh lava inside its active craters.
Friday, Jul 27, 2012
The lava lakes on Ambrym are very active and a significant SO2 plume is usually seen drifting from the volcano by NOAA's satellite.
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). ...
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. ...
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.
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.
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