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Suretamatai volcano, Banks Islands, Vanuatu: news & activity updates

Updated: May 15, 2022 23:46 GMT -
Thu, 27 Aug 2020, 15:30
Satellite image of Suretamatai volcano on 27 Aug 2020
Since the last update, the volcanic unrest continues at Vanua Lava. Hazards from the volcano include volcanic gases located on the volcanic cone and the sulfur river.
Mon, 13 Jun 2016, 09:57
The alert level of the volcano (also known as Vanua Lava) was recently raised a notch from 0 to 1 (on a scale of 0-4). No details about volcanic unrest are available, but presumably, the Vanuatu Geohazards Observatory recorded elevated seismic activity from the volcano. Read all
Wed, 1 Jun 2016, 06:00
On 27 May the Vanuatu Geohazards Observatory stated that the Alert Level for Suretamatai was increased to 1 (on a scale of 0-4) because of a change in activity. VGO reminded residents and tourists that areas around the volcano and along the Sulfur River (E flank) were high-risk zones due to potential impacts from volcanic gas emissions. Read all
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