Gaua volcano (Banks Islands, Vanuatu) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 14 April-20 April 2010 (New Activity / Unrest)
Based on analysis of MODIS satellite imagery and information from the Vanuatu Geohazards Observatory, the Wellington VAAC reported ash plumes from Gaua during 13-16 and 19-21 April. The plumes regularly rose to altitudes of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. The advisories on 14-15 April noted that the plumes were mostly steam.
Wed, 14 Apr 2010, 06:0006:00 AM | BY: VN
A spokesman for the Vanuatu Disaster Management Office described the activity as "huge, dark plumes" in an AAP news report.
Sources: Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD), Wellington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC), Australian Associated Press
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2010. Report on Gaua. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 14 April-20 April 2010. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.
Wed, 7 Apr 2010, 06:00
Gaua volcano (Banks Islands, Vanuatu) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 7 April-13 April 2010 (New Activity / Unrest)
On 7 April, the Vanuatu Geohazards Observatory reported that recent field observations of Gaua confirmed significant changes in activity. Gas plumes were detected daily by satellite images. During the end of March through the beginning of April, ash plumes rose daily to altitudes of 2.1-3 km (7,000-10,000 ft) a.s.l. ... Read all
Wed, 27 Jan 2010, 06:00
Gaua volcano (Banks Islands, Vanuatu) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 27 January-2 February 2010 (Continuing Activity)
On 29 January, the Vanuatu Geohazards Observatory reported significant changes in Gaua's activity over the previous two weeks. They noted that since 16 January more gas was emitted and multiple explosions produced denser and darker ash plumes. During 22-29 January, the water level in the river to the E that Lake Letas feeds rose 10 cm. ... Read all