Gaua volcano (Banks Islands, Vanuatu) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 28 April-4 May 2010 (Continuing Activity)
Based on information from the Vanuatu Geohazards Observatory, the Wellington VAAC reported that on 29 April and 2 May ash plumes from Gaua were seen on satellite imagery drifting W and NW at an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l.
Wed, 28 Apr 2010, 06:0006:00 AM | BY: VN
Source: Wellington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2010. Report on Gaua. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 28 April-4 May 2010. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.
Wed, 21 Apr 2010, 14:11
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The eruption of Gaua volcano (located in the far north end of the archipel of Vanuatu) is increasing and the situation is worsening for the inhabitants of the island, news articles report. As plumes reach 10,000 ft (3000m) elevation and the fresh ash contaminates water and food supplies on the island, promting authorities to prepare for an evacuation of about 3000 people from the island if the situation continues or gets worse. ... Read all
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