Get our newsletter!
Volcano Calendar 2020
: We're proud to present our 2020 volcano calendar: 13 different and attractive images of volcanoes, volcanic landscapes and phenomena taken during volcano tours over the past two years.
: "One of the most eye-catching guides to the world’s volcanoes ever published.
: Our professional team of volcanologists and photographers offers unique travel opportunities: volcano expeditions, photo tours, and relaxed walking & study tours.
The Volcano Adventure Guide
: Excellent information and background for anyone wishing to visit active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. The book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world.
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
stratovolcano 1413 m (4,636 ft)
Vanuatu, -16.51°S / 168.35°ECurrent status
(2 out of 5)Lopevi webcams / live data
| ReportsLopevi volcano books | ToursLopevi 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-?, 2017Typical eruption style:
explosive and effusive eruption of viscous lava flowsLast earthquakes nearby
Lopevi volcano toursVolcanoes and Cultures - Adventures in the South Sea
(16 days volcano and photo expedition to Ambrym and Yasur volcanoes, Vanuatu)Latest satellite imagesSentinel hub
| Landsat 8
Lopevi volcano news:
Lopevi volcano (Vanuatu): new eruption reported
Friday Jan 13, 2017 12:28 PM | BY: T
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.
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.
Links / Sources:
Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014
Vanuatu's Geohazard unit has raised the alert level for the stratovolcano, as seismic activity has strongly increased "in a very short time span. ...
Monday, May 08, 2006
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.[more]
More on VolcanoDiscovery:
Batu Tara photos
: A remote island in the Flores Sea of Indonesia formed by a single volcano that has been in strong strombolian eruption for years. We regularly lead expeditions to there where we camp several days to observe it.
Volcano & eruption special tours
: Tours dedicated to usually a single volcano currently in eruption. These trip, sometimes offered only last-minute through our newsletter, are among the most adventurous and most popular in our program.
Top 20 quakes in 2016
: Several magnitude 7 quakes occurred in 2016 (but none above M8): Papua New Guinea, NZ, Ecuador, Solomon Islands, Sumatra, Chile, Alaska and others - nearly all major earthquakes were located near active subduction zones.
See the top 20 list of largest quakes in 2016 with this map.