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Shield volcano 1496 m / 4,908 ft
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 EST VA DTG: 24/0911Z

Sunday Sep 24, 2017 09:30 AM |

Satellite image of Aoba volcano on 24 Sep 2017
Satellite image of Aoba volcano on 24 Sep 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVPS01 at 09:23 UTC, 24/09/17 from NZKL
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170924/0923Z
VAAC: WELLINGTON
VOLCANO: AOBA 257030
PSN: S1524 E16750
AREA: VANUATU
SUMMIT ELEV: 1496M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/7
INFO SOURCE: SATELLITE
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: UNKNOWN
ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING ERUPTION
EST VA DTG: 24/0911Z
EST VA CLD: SFC/FL080 S1615 E16745 - S1545 E16845 - S1445
E16800 - S1515 E16700 MOV N 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 24/1511Z SFC/FL080 S1445 E16800 - S1515
E16700 - S1615 E16745 - S1545 E16845
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 24/2111Z SFC/FL080 S1515 E16700 - S1615
E16745 - S1545 E16845 - S1445 E16800
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 25/0311Z SFC/FL080 S1515 E16700 - S1615
E16745 - S1545 E16845 - S1445 E16800
RMK: INTERMITTENT EMISSIONS, BUT NEW VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE
FROM SATELLITE DATA. HOWEVER, VA STILL EXPECTED IN AREA.
HEIGHT AND POSITION BASED ON NWP MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170924/1523Z

Previous news
Saturday, Sep 23, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Ambae volcano in Vanuatu on 23 Sep 2017 morning. (photo: Vanuatu Geohazards Department webcam)
Saturday, Sep 23, 2017
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. ... [more]
Satellite image of Aoba volcano on 22 Sep 2017
Friday, Sep 22, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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