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Gaua volcano (Banks Islands, Vanuatu) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 25 May-31 May 2022 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 1 Jun 2022, 18:34
18:34 PM | BY: VN
On 27 May Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards (VMGD) reported that steam emissions continued to be emitted at Gaua based on satellite images and local observers. The steam plumes may have contained volcanic gases. Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 0-5) and the public was warned to stay away from the main cone.

Source: Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2022. Report on Gaua. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 25 May-31 May 2022. 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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