Lopevi is one of Vanuatu's most active volcanoes. It forms a steep cone rising to more than 1400 m from the sea and often has eruptions from the summit crater or flank vents. The island was evacuated following major eruptions in 1939 and 1960.
stratovolcano 1413 m (4,636 ft)
Vanuatu, -16.51°S / 168.35°E Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
Lopevi webcams / live data Lopevi volcano books | Tours Lopevi volcano eruptions:
1863, 1864, 1874, 1883-84, 1892-93, 1898(?), 1908, 1922, 1933, 1939 (2x), 1960, 1962, 1963-65, 1967-69, 1970-72, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978-79, 1979, 1980, 1982, Jul 1998-2000 Apr, Jun 2001, Jun 2003, Sep 2004, Jan-Mar 2005, (Oct?) 2005-2006 Aug, Apr-May 2007, Feb 2008-?, 2017 Typical eruption style: explosive and effusive eruption of viscous lava flows
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LVVL seismic recording from Lopevi volcano (GeoHazards)
According to information from Vanuatu's GeoHazards agency, a new (so far small) eruption is under way at the stratovolcano. ...more
The alert level was raised to 3 (on GeoHazards' scale of 0-5 highest), meaning "minor eruption". Wellington VAAC mentioned the eruption was confirmed by pilot observers and issued an alert about possible ash plumes estimated not to surpass 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude and drifting SE. The most likely type of activity that seems to be occurring is strombolian explosive activity from the summit. Lopevi is one of the most active volcanoes of Vanuatu and has frequent explosive-effusive eruptions of varying intensity. [less]
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