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Gaua volcano (Vanuatu): elevated unrest continues

Sat, 28 May 2022, 06:48
06:48 AM | BY: MARTIN
Emissions steam, gas and ash from Gaua volcano visible from satellite on 23 May (image: Sentinel 2)
Emissions steam, gas and ash from Gaua volcano visible from satellite on 23 May (image: Sentinel 2)
The activity of the volcano continues at generally high level of unrest.
The local observatory Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department (VMGD) observed continuing emissions of steam, gas.
An abundant ash column, rising from the summit vent, was followed a loud explosion today heard by locals in Naveto village.
People are advised to avoid the area of the summit crater. The current volcanic hazards (etc. volcanic gases) remains in valid.
The Volcanic Alert Level stays at Level 2.
Source: Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department volcano activity update 28 May 2022

Previous news

Thu, 5 May 2022, 06:38
On 28 April the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) reported ongoing steam-and-gas emissions from Gaua's Mt. Garet, and warned visitors that they may notice a sulfur odor near the cone. On 3 May local villages, especially in Naveto in the NE part of the island, heard a loud explosion and then saw a dense ash plume rising from Mt. ... Read all
Wed, 4 May 2022, 03:59
Local observers in Naveto village watching the eruption from Gaua volcano this morning (image: VMGD)
A strong explosion took place at the volcano starting around 09:00 local time this morning. ... Read all
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