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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
Typical eruption style:
Effusive, formation of lava lakes
Last earthquakes nearby
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The Volcanoes of Ambrym - the Grand Traverse (11-days volcano expedition to Ambrym - individual departures & group tours)
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Ambrym volcano news:

Ambrym volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: FISSURE ERUPTION CONFIRMED IN MARUM CRATER OBS VA DTG: 15/0246Z

Saturday Dec 15, 2018 03:00 AM |

Satellite image of Ambrym volcano on 15 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Ambrym volcano on 15 Dec 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVPS01 at 02:54 UTC, 15/12/18 from NZKL
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181215/0253Z
VAAC: WELLINGTON
VOLCANO: AMBRYM 257040
PSN: S1615 E16807
AREA: VANUATU
SUMMIT ELEV: 1334M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/1
INFO SOURCE: VANUATU GEOHAZARDS
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: UNKNOWN
ERUPTION DETAILS: FISSURE ERUPTION CONFIRMED IN MARUM CRATER
OBS VA DTG: 15/0246Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL060 S1630 E16815 - S1615 E16830 - S1600
E16815 - S1615 E16800 MOV E 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 15/0846Z SFC/FL060 S1630 E16815 - S1615
E16830 - S1600 E16815 - S1615 E16800
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 15/1446Z SFC/FL060 S1630 E16815 - S1615
E16830 - S1600 E16815 - S1615 E16800
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 15/2046Z NO VA EXP
RMK: ASHFALL OBSERVED BY LOCALS, AND SO2 VISIBLE ON
SATELLITE IMAGERY. NO ASH VISIBLE FROM SATELLITE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20181215/0853Z


Previous news
Lava fountain from Benbow's lava lake (image: Yashmin Chebli / VolcanoDiscovery)
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
A small group on our latest Vanuatu Volcano Expedition observed 3 active lava lakes in Ambrym volcano. Expedition leader volcanologist Yashmin Chebli reported from their visit during the first week of Oct 2018 (link to pictures): ... [more]
The active lava lake in Benbow's crater on Ambrym volcano in July 2018 (image: Yashmin Chebli / VolcanoDiscovery)
Monday, Aug 06, 2018
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: ... [more]
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]

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