Ambrym volcano (Vanuatu) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 27 April-3 May 2022 (Continuing Activity)

Thu, 5 May 2022, 06:40
06:40 AM | BY: VN
The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) reported that incandescence from Ambrym's Benbow Crater was visible during 25 January-3 February from a lava flow that had effused from a new vent on the NW part of the crater floor. Recent observations indicated that gas and ash was no longer being emitted from the crater, and seismicity had decreased and stabilized. The Alert Level was lowered to 1 (on a scale of 0-5) on 28 April.
VMGD warned the public to stay outside of Permanent Danger Zone A, defined as a 1-km radius around Benbow Crater and a 2-km radius around Marum Crater, and additionally to stay 500 m away from the ground cracks created by the December 2018 eruption.

Source: Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2022. Report on Ambrym. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 27 April-3 May 2022. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

Previous news

Sun, 1 May 2022, 21:19
Ambrym volcano as visible in the webcam today (image: VMGD)
The alert status for the volcano was lowered to "Level 1", as the activity rapidly decreased after the intense phase from Benbow crater at the end of January 2021. ... Read all
Wed, 6 Apr 2022, 20:05
On 31 March the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) reported that nighttime crater incandescence from Ambrym's Benbow Crater was no longer visible, though steam emissions persisted. The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 0-5). VMGD warned the public to stay outside of Permanent Danger Zone A, defined as a 1-km radius around Benbow Crater and a 2-km radius around Marum Crater, and additionally to stay 500 m away from the ground cracks created by the December 2018 eruption. ... Read all
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