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shield volcano 1334 m (4,377 ft)
Vanuatu, -16.25°S / 168.12°E
Current status: erupting (4 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 (Vanuatu): active lava lakes, field report July 2018

Monday Aug 06, 2018 06:41 AM | BY: T

The active lava lake in Benbow's crater on Ambrym volcano in July 2018 (image: Yashmin Chebli / VolcanoDiscovery)
The active lava lake in Benbow's crater on Ambrym volcano in July 2018 (image: Yashmin Chebli / VolcanoDiscovery)
Yashmin on the lower terrace above the lava lake of Benbow
Yashmin on the lower terrace above the lava lake of Benbow
The activity of Ambrym volcano remains intense with three active lava lakes in Benbow, Marum and Niri Membelsu craters. Our expedition leader Yashmin Chebli was on the volcano last week and reports:
"...on Ambrym island, the volcanic activity is permanent and continuous. Since January, 2018, there has been a reactivation of the Niri Membelsu crater with powerful degassing. At present day, the lava lake is incandescent. The level of the lava lake of Marum went up and is subject to huge and persistent boiling of the lava lake caused by intense convection currents and gas bursting within the lava lake. ... permanent bubbling."
"During this expedition, we approached very closely the incandescent lava lake of Benbow, at 25 m over its surface. Its level of lava was slightly lower than last year, and its visible extent is 40 m x 30 m. Its intense thermal convection provokes important waves of incandescent lava which rush under the first terrace of the vent or which crash on the internal walls of the crater. A real show of immense fire with a powerful mixture of gases, very intense, and lava fountains rising to25 m to 30 m high."
Previous news
Map of Ambrym's exlusion zones around Benbow and Ambrym (image: Geo-Hazards)
Friday, Sep 01, 2017
According to Vanuatu's volcano monitoring agency Geohazards, the "volcanic activity at Ambrym is showing drastic changes." The alert level for Benbow and Ambrym volcanoes was raised from 2 to 3 (on a scale of 1-5). ... [more]
Lava lake in Benbow crater (Ambrym, Vanuatu) in mid July 2017 (photo: Yashmin Chebli / VolcanoDiscovery)
Monday, Jul 24, 2017
During our most recent Vanuatu volcano expedition, a small group stayed 4 days and nights in the Ambrym caldera. Expedition leader volcanologist Yashmin Chebli reported: ... [more]
Friday, Jun 09, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Ambrym volcano on  9 Jun 2017
Friday, Jun 09, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Ambrym volcano on 21 May 2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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