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Eruption of glowing spatter from Yasur volcano
Eruption of glowing spatter from Yasur volcano

Aerial view of Yasur with the exclusion zone and car park (image: GeoHazards)

Latest news from Yasur:

gio, 27 ago 2020, 21:15
Yasur caldera safety map (C) Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department
New observations from the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) suggest that the volcanic activity at Yasur emits plumes of volcanic gases and/or ash. The danger zone remains at 600 meter around the volcanic cone. (See Yasur caldera safety map). The Yasur Volcanic Alert Level (VAL) has been at the Level 2 since 18th October 2016. ... leggere tutti

Yasur vulcano

stratovulcano 361 m (1,184 ft)
Tanna Island, Vanuatu, -19.53°S / 169.44°E
Stato attuale: eruzione (4 di 5)
Last update: 27 Aug 2020
Strombolian activity at Yasur volcano

Yasur is the most well known volcanoes of Vanuatu and one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Yasur is known for its spectacular persistent strombolian activity that consists of regular small to violent explosions from one or several vents.

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Stile eruttivo tipico: persistent strombolian activity
Eruzioni del vulcano Yasur: ongoing since at least AD 1774 (but likely many centuries before)

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Yasur, the best-known and most frequently visited of the Vanuatu volcanoes, has been in more-or-less continuous strombolian and vulcanian activity since Captain Cook observed ash eruptions in 1774. This style of activity may have continued for the past 800 years. Yasur, located at the SE tip of Tanna Island, is a mostly unvegetated 361-m-high pyroclastic cone with a nearly circular, 400-m-wide summit crater. Yasur is largely contained within the small Yenkahe caldera and is the youngest of a group of Holocene volcanic centers constructed over the down-dropped NE flank of the Pleistocene Tukosmeru volcano. The Yenkahe horst is located within the Siwi ring fracture, a 4-km-wide, horseshoe-shaped caldera associated with eruption of the andesitic Siwi pyroclastic sequence. Active tectonism along the Yenkahe horst accompanying eruptions of Yasur has raised Port Resolution harbor more than 20 m during the past century.
(source: Global Volcansim Project)


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