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Manaro volcano, Vanuatu: eruption update
The eruption at Mt. Manaro volcano on Vanuatu's island of Ambae, that had started on 27th of Nov. 2005, is continuing at low or decreasing levels (although drawing a lot of media attention, probably because little other significant volcanic events are occurring at the time). Ash and steam plume rose to a maximum of about 3 km (10,000 ft) height into the air as observed on Thursday 7 Dec. According to the optinion of monitoring volcanologists there are no indications at present that the eruption might escalate.
The eruption is occurring from a vent in the middle of the crater lake Vui — before the eruption known as a picturesque blue lake; this is also the main reason for the intense production of steam.
The eruption, even if small, is having a severe impact on the fragile infrastructure of the small island of Ambae: Around 5,000 people - about half of the island's population - from the ash-blanketed surrounding areas around the volcano have been evacuated to make-shift shelters in the low-lying areas of the northwest and southeast corners of Ambae; four ships are anchored off its shores ready to evacuate villagers if the eruption worsens. Fresh-water supply is difficult due to contamination with volcanic ash.
Manaro volcano last erupted in 1995 causing no major damage.
The tours this year on Santorini are now over, too, with lots of fun and great company as well. Thanks to all participants!Before we send out our formal newsletter, when the programs for 2006 are completed, a quick notice to announce that Tom will offer a new, 12-days tour / expedition to the Rift Valley
including Lengai volcano in Feb. and summer 2006, Costa Rica in late March and (probably) July 2006. As well, Tobias (who is right now touring in the Saronic Gulf) awaits with a new, exciting program on Milos, a wonderful, volcanic island in Greece! Other new or recently developped programs include Nisyros
(Greece) and the Eifel region in Germany (details will come soon).Greetings from Athens! Tom ... alles lesen
Hello everybody on the tours in Indonesia this summer! ... alles lesen
Nachdem Tom Pfeiffer von einer wunderschönen Tour zurückgekommen ist, hat er die neuen Daten für die Vulkanexkursionen in Italien für 2006 online gestellt Große Tour der italienischen Vulkane ... alles lesen
Two short videoclips showing the active lava lake on Hawaii have been posted. ... alles lesen
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