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Gaua volcano (Banks Islands, Vanuatu) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 29 December-4 January 2011 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 29 Dec 2010, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
On 21 December, the Vanuatu Geohazards Observatory reported that volcanic activity from Gaua had been low since September. Recent observations indicated that the near-vent vegetation and vegetation exposed to trade winds on the W side of the island was again growing. Seismic data showed a decreasing number of events.
The Alert Level was lowered to 1 (on a scale of 0-4).

Source: Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2010. Report on Gaua. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 29 December-4 January 2011. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Gaua volcano
stratovolcano 797 m / 2,615 ft
Vanuatu, -14.27°S / 167.5°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5) Gaua volcano eruptions:
July 1962, 1963, Sep 1965, 1966, Jul 1967, 1968, Sep 1969, May 1971, Oct 1973 - Jan 1974, Jan 1976, April 1977, 1980, July 1981, April 1982, Sep 2009 - ongoing
Typical eruption style
explosive, ash eruptions
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