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Vanuatu, -15.4°S / 167.83°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Aoba volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ONGOING ERUPTION.

Friday Sep 22, 2017 22:45 PM |

Satellite image of Aoba volcano on 22 Sep 2017
Satellite image of Aoba volcano on 22 Sep 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVPS01 at 22:43 UTC, 22/09/17 from NZKL
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170922/2243Z
VAAC: WELLINGTON
VOLCANO: AOBA 257030
PSN: S1524 E16750
AREA: VANUATU
SUMMIT ELEV: 1496M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/1
INFO SOURCE: VANUATU GEOHAZARDS
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: UNKNOWN
ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING ERUPTION.
OBS VA DTG: 22/1800Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 S1545 E16800 - S1530 E16815 - S1445
E16745 - S1515 E16715 MOV E 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 23/0000Z SFC/FL100 S1445 E16745 - S1515
E16715 - S1545 E16800 - S1530 E16815
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 23/0600Z SFC/FL100 S1530 E16700 - S1600
E16745 - S1530 E16815 - S1445 E16745
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 23/1200Z SFC/FL100 S1530 E16700 - S1600
E16745 - S1530 E16815 - S1445 E16745
RMK: LOCAL REPORTS OF ASH EMISSION AND ONGOING ERUPTIVE
STATE. PLUME OBSERVED ON HIMAWARI SATELLITE IMAGERY. NO
REPORT OF PLUME HEIGHT, ESTIMATED FROM MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170923/0443Z


Previous news
Aoba volcano Aqua satellite image from today showing what is perhaps a steam plume stretching west
Sunday, Aug 14, 2016
Wellington VAAC received a pilot report of plumes of white steam and ash rising 1000 ft (300 m) above the active crater lake Voui this morning. This could suggest that perhaps some phreatic explosions have taken place, but it is far from certain whether the volcano (with almost no monitoring on ground) is about to erupt or not. ... [more]
Friday, Feb 08, 2013
Vanuatu's Geohazards agency indicated that minor phreatic activity has been occurring at Lombenben volcano on Aoba (Ambae) island. ... [more]
Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012
A SO2 plume from Aoba (Ambae) volcano on Vanuatu was reported visible on satellite images on 24 Dec according to John Seach. No thermal hot spot is currently visible from the volcano. This suggests that the volcano is strongly degassing, but not erupting at the moment. [more]
Friday, Dec 23, 2005

Eruptive activity at Manaro volcano continues, but has decreased significantly over the past week. Scientists are monitoring the eruption, hoping that it will soon be possible to lower the alert level and permit some 3000 residents that had been evacuated to return to their homes.

[more]
Steam and ash erupting from a vent in Lake Vui on Mount Manaro volcano, on the Vanuatu island of Ambae Monday, Dec 12, 2005. (AP Photo/Morris Harrison)
Tuesday, Dec 13, 2005

The eruption at Manaro volcano continues at low levels with mainly phreatic activity. A cone is building up inside the lake forming a small island inside the lake. There are two active vents, one of which ejects water, rocks and mud and the other is producing a tall column of steam and gas (up to 8-10,000 feet). A group of New Zealandean volcanologists has recently visited the volcano and sent the following more detailed reports:

... [more]

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