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Ambrym volcano
shield volcano 1334 m (4,377 ft)
Vanuatu, -16.25°S / 168.12°E
Current status: restless (2 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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Ambrym volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: FISSURE ERUPTION CONFIRMED IN MARUM CRATER OBS VA DTG: 15/1818Z

Saturday Dec 15, 2018 18:45 PM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVPS01 at 18:37 UTC, 15/12/18 from NZKL
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181215/1837Z
VAAC: WELLINGTON
VOLCANO: AMBRYM 257040
PSN: S1615 E16807
AREA: VANUATU
SUMMIT ELEV: 1334M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/5
INFO SOURCE: SATELLITE, GEOHAZARDS
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: UNKNOWN
ERUPTION DETAILS: FISSURE ERUPTION CONFIRMED IN MARUM CRATER
OBS VA DTG: 15/1818Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 S1615 E16800 - S1630 E16815 - S1615
E16900 - S1530 E16830 MOV NE 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 16/0018Z SFC/FL200 S1630 E16815 - S1600
E16930 - S1500 E16845 - S1615 E16800
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 16/0618Z SFC/FL100 S1630 E16815 - S1600
E16930 - S1500 E16845 - S1615 E16800
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 16/1218Z SFC/FL100 S1630 E16815 - S1600
E16930 - S1500 E16845 - S1615 E16800
RMK: INTERMITTENT ERUPTION. ASH VISIBLE IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
AND ASHFALL CONFIRMED BY LOCAL OBSERVATIONS. HEIGHT
ESTIMATED FROM 15/12Z NOUMEA SOUNDING
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20181216/0037Z

Previous news
Satellite image of Ambrym volcano on 15 Dec 2018
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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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