Gaua volcano (Banks Islands, Vanuatu) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 14 October-20 October 2009 (New Activity / Unrest)
On 13 October, Vanuatu Geohazards Observatory confirmed that Gaua's Mount Garat was erupting based on fieldwork done by scientists during 3-7 October. Seismic records showed multiple explosions, and a gas flux measurement of 3,000 metric tons of sulfur dioxide was detected on 3 October. The Alert Level was raised to 2 (on a scale of 0-5).
Mi, 14. Okt 2009, 06:0006:00 AM | VON: VN
Source: Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD)
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2009. Report on Gaua. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 14 October-20 October 2009. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.
Mi, 30. Sep 2009, 06:00
Gaua volcano (Banks Islands, Vanuatu) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 30 September-6 October 2009 (New Activity / Unrest)
According to news articles from 2 October, increased seismicity at Gaua was detected during the previous two weeks. Villagers living nearby reported ashfall and sulfur odors. Both villagers and a pilot flying past Gaua heard explosions. The Alert Level was raised to 1 (on a scale of 0-5). ... Read all