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Gaua volcano (Vanuatu), activity update: low activity

Tue, 4 Jan 2011, 07:52
07:52 AM |
Activity at Gaua volcano on Vanuatu remains low. The Vanuatu Meteorological and Geohazards Department reports that the volcano is now emitting less gas, and vegetation near the vent and in the direction of the trade winds on the western side of the island which were burnt by acid rains are now growing again.

Previous news

Wed, 29 Dec 2010, 06:00

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

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. ... Read all
Thu, 24 Jun 2010, 09:44

Gaua volcano (Vanuatu), activity update: ash emissions

The remote Gaua volcano remains very active. Wellington VAAC monitors ash plumes often rising to 3 km (10,1000 ft) a.s.l. ... Read all
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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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