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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION AT 20170929/0215Z OBS VA DTG: 29/0441Z

Friday Sep 29, 2017 05:15 AM |

Satellite image of Lopevi volcano on 29 Sep 2017
Satellite image of Lopevi volcano on 29 Sep 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVPS01 at 05:07 UTC, 29/09/17 from NZKL
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170929/0507Z
VAAC: WELLINGTON
VOLCANO: LOPEVI 257050
PSN: S1630 E16821
AREA: VANUATU
SUMMIT ELEV: 1413M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/6
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, WEBCAM, PIREP.
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: UNKNOWN
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION AT 20170929/0215Z
OBS VA DTG: 29/0441Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL040 S1600 E16800 - S1615 E16745 - S1630
E16800 - S1630 E16830 MOV NW 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 29/1041Z SFC/FL040 S1630 E16830 - S1600
E16800 - S1615 E16745 - S1630 E16745
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 29/1641Z SFC/FL040 S1615 E16745 - S1630
E16745 - S1630 E16830 - S1600 E16800
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 29/2241Z SFC/FL040 S1630 E16830 - S1600
E16745 - S1645 E16745
RMK: WEAK ASH SIGNATURE DISCERNABLE ON HIMAWARI-8 VISIBLE
IMAGERY, ASSOCIATED WITH ONGOING LOW LEVEL ERUPTION.
CONFIRMED BY WEBCAM AND PIREP.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170929/1107Z

Previous news
Friday, Jan 13, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
LVVL seismic recording from Lopevi volcano (GeoHazards)
Friday, Jan 13, 2017
According to information from Vanuatu's GeoHazards agency, a new (so far small) eruption is under way at the stratovolcano. ... [more]
Friday, Jan 13, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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. ... [more]
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.

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