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Active Volcanoes of Vanuatu

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(щитовой вулкан 1334 m (4,377 ft))
The crater of Benbow (Ambrym)
The crater of Benbow (Ambrym)
Ambrym is a large basaltic volcano with a 12-km-wide caldera. It is not only one of the most active volcanoes of Vanuatu, but in the world. Its most active craters often contain small lava lakes. [БОЛЬШЕ]


(Stratovolcanoes 852 m / 2,795 ft)


(Shield volcano 1496 m / 4,908 ft)
Aoba, also known as Ambae, is a massive 2500 cu km basaltic shield volcano that is the most voluminous volcano of the New Hebrides archipelago. [БОЛЬШЕ]

East Tanna Volcano

(Стратовулкан 552 m / 1811 ft)


(Complex 629 m / 2064 ft)


(Stratovolcanoes 833 m / 2,733 ft)


(Stratovolcano(es) 500 m / 1640 ft)


(ВУЛКАН 797 m / 2,615 ft)
Gaua is one of the most remote and most active volcanoes of the Vanuatu archipel, located on the island with the same name in the West Banks island group atht enorthern end of the archipelago. Its most recent eruption started in Sep 2009 from Mt Garet inside the caldera lake and ... [БОЛЬШЕ]


(Caldera -2 m / - 7 ft)


(ВУЛКАН 1413 m (4,636 ft))
The majestic cone of Lopevi volcano from the air
The majestic cone of Lopevi volcano from the air
Lopevi is one of Vanuatu's most active volcanoes. It forms a steep cone rising to more than 1400 m from the sea and often has eruptions from the summit crater or flank vents. The island was evacuated following major eruptions in 1939 and 1960. [БОЛЬШЕ]


(Stratovolcano(es) 758 m / 2487 ft)

Mere Lava

(Стратовулкан 1028 m / 3,373 ft)


(Стратовулкан 125 m / 410 ft)


(Стратовулкан 411 m / 1348 ft)


(Стратовулкан 411 m / 1,348 ft)

North Vate

(Stratovolcanoes 594 m / 1,949 ft)

Paama Island

(Complex 544 m / 1785 ft)


(Стратовулкан 802 m / 2631 ft)


(Complex volcano 921 m / 3,022 ft)

Traitor's Head

(Стратовулкан 837 m / 2,746 ft)


(Submarine -551 m / -1808 ft)

Unnamed 16.992°S/168.592°E

(Stratovolcanoes 216 m / 709 ft)


(Стратовулкан 764 m / 2507 ft)


(Стратовулкан 886 m / 2907 ft)


(ВУЛКАН 361 m (1,184 ft))
Strombolian activity at Yasur volcano
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. [БОЛЬШЕ]
Latest news
Ср, 3 мая 2023, 14:00

Yasur volcano (Vanuatu) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 26 April-2 May 2023 (Continuing Activity)

On 27 April the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) reported that activity at Yasur continued at a high level of “major unrest,” as defined by the Alert Level 2 status (the middle level on a scale of 0-4). Recent observations confirmed that low-to-moderate explosions continued, ejecting bombs that landed back into the crater and producing gas-and-ash emissions. The larger explosions occasionally ejected material outside of the crater. ... Read all
Wed, 3 May 2023, 14:00

Ambae volcano (Vanuatu) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 26 April-2 May 2023 (New Activity / Unrest)

On 27 April the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) reported that the cone in Ambae's Lake Voui continued to produce emissions consisting of steam, volcanic gases, and ash. Volcanic earthquakes were recorded by the seismic network. Activity intensified during 5-7 April and was characterized by higher steam, gas, and ash plumes and nighttime incandescence from the growing cone. ... Read all
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