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Aoba volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ONGOING ERUPTION.

Saturday Sep 23, 2017 16:00 PM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVPS01 at 15:53 UTC, 23/09/17 from NZKL
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170923/1553Z
VAAC: WELLINGTON
VOLCANO: AOBA 257030
PSN: S1524 E16750
AREA: VANUATU
SUMMIT ELEV: 1496M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/4
INFO SOURCE: VANUATU GEOHAZARDS
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: UNKNOWN
ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING ERUPTION.
EST VA DTG: 23/1444Z
EST VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 23/2044Z SFC/FL100 S1445 E16745 - S1530
E16700 - S1600 E16800 - S1530 E16815
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 24/0244Z SFC/FL100 S1530 E16700 - S1615
E16745 - S1545 E16830 - S1445 E16745
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 24/0844Z SFC/FL100 S1530 E16700 - S1615
E16745 - S1545 E16830 - S1445 E16745
RMK: PLUME NOT IDENTIFIABLE ON SATELLITE IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170923/2153Z

Previous news
Saturday, Sep 23, 2017
Ambae volcano in Vanuatu on 23 Sep 2017 morning. (photo: Vanuatu Geohazards Department webcam)
The volcanic alert level for Manaro Voui volcano on Ambae island was raised to the second highest (4: "moderate eruption") on Vanuatu's scale of 1-5 this Saturday, as the activity intensified gradually over the past weeks. ... read all
Sunday, Aug 14, 2016
Aoba volcano Aqua satellite image from today showing what is perhaps a steam plume stretching west
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. ... read all
Friday, Feb 08, 2013
Vanuatu's Geohazards agency indicated that minor phreatic activity has been occurring at Lombenben volcano on Aoba (Ambae) island. ... read all
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. ... read all

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