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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
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Effusive, formation of lava lakes
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Ambrym volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ONGOING INTERMITTENT ERUPTION.

Sunday Dec 16, 2018 08:15 AM |

Satellite image of Ambrym volcano on 16 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Ambrym volcano on 16 Dec 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVPS01 at 08:11 UTC, 16/12/18 from NZKL
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181216/0811Z
VAAC: WELLINGTON
VOLCANO: AMBRYM 257040
PSN: S1615 E16807
AREA: VANUATU
SUMMIT ELEV: 1334M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/8
INFO SOURCE: SATELLITE, GEOHAZARDS, WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: UNKNOWN
ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING INTERMITTENT ERUPTION.
OBS VA DTG: 16/0634Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 S1615 E16800 - S1630 E16815 - S1615
E16845 - S1545 E16815 MOV NE 15KT SFC/FL260 S1615 E16845 -
S1500 E17030 - S1445 E16900 - S1545 E16815 MOV NE 15KT
FL100/260 S1445 E16900 - S1500 E17030 - S1415 E17030 MOV N
20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 16/1234Z SFC/FL100 S1630 E16815 - S1615
E16900 - S1530 E16830 - S1615 E16800 SFC/FL260 S1530 E16830
- S1615 E16900 - S1545 E17100 - S1515 E17145 - S1445 E17000
FL100/260 S1415 E17130 - S1445 E17000 - S1515 E17145 - S1415
E17245
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 16/1834Z SFC/FL100 S1630 E16845 - S1615
E17100 - S1500 E17015 - S1600 E16815 SFC/FL260 S1430 E17130
- S1500 E17015 - S1615 E17100 - S1545 E17300 FL100/260 S1400
E17315 - S1430 E17130 - S1545 E17300 - S1445 E17415
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 17/0034Z SFC/FL100 S1630 E16845 - S1630
E17230 - S1515 E17245 - S1530 E16845 SFC/FL250 S1545 E17515
- S1515 E17245 - S1630 E17230 - S1645 E17430
RMK: HIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED ON NADI 16/00Z SOUNDING AND
HYSPLIT MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20181216/1411Z

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

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