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stratovolcano 797 m / 2,615 ft
Vanuatu, -14.27°S / 167.5°ECurrent status
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| ReportsGaua volcano books | ToursGaua 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 - ongoingTypical eruption style:
explosive, ash eruptionsLast earthquakes nearby
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Updates and volcano news from Gaua volcano:
Possible eruption of Gaua, Vanuatu
Monday Apr 29, 2013 10:35 AM | BY: VOLCANOBULLETIN
The Wellington VAAC reported on 29 April that a Qantas Airline pilot noticed a possible ash plume from Gaua volcano.
The Vanuatu Geohazards keeps the alert at 1 (on a scale of 0-4)
Tuesday, Jan 04, 2011
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. [more]
Thursday, Jun 24, 2010
The remote Gaua volcano remains very active. Wellington VAAC monitors ash plumes often rising to 3 km (10,1000 ft) a.s.l. [more]
Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010
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. [more]
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