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Lopevi volcano
stratovolcano 1413 m (4,636 ft)
Vanuatu, -16.51°S / 168.35°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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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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Lopevi volcano news:

Thu, 24 Sep 2020, 08:14
Lopevi volcano today (image: Saratamata Tower webcam)
According to Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) the seismic activity continues at high levels associated with increased continuous seismic unrest. Read more... read all
Thu, 27 Aug 2020, 20:42
The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) report that activity at Lopevi volcano is continuing to show high levels of unrest. With the current state, the volcanic activity is likely to increase at any time but it could also remain at the same level for a long time. The volcano activity consists of continuous emission of steam plume. The Lopevi Volcanic Alert Level (VAL) has been at Level 2 since 23 September 2017.
Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 08:11
Lopevi volcano on 18 June (image: Saratamata Tower webcam)
The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) reported that seismic unrest of the volcano continues at high levels. The activity is being observed in the summit crater. Read more... read all
Tue, 19 Dec 2017, 19:45
Satellite image of Lopevi volcano on 19 Dec 2017
Fri, 29 Sep 2017, 05:15
Satellite image of Lopevi volcano on 29 Sep 2017
Fri, 13 Jan 2017, 19:45
Fri, 13 Jan 2017, 12:28
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. Read more... read all
Fri, 13 Jan 2017, 02:00
Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 10:32
Vanuatu's Geohazard unit has raised the alert level for the stratovolcano, as seismic activity has strongly increased "in a very short time span. Read more... read all
Mon, 8 May 2006, 21:46

Lopevi volcano is in a more active state as pilot overservations suggest. Ash is visible at about 3 km altitude and small lava flows have been observed on the volcano's eastern flank.

 

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