Yasur volcano news
Yasur volcano (Vanuatu): increased explosive activity
Wednesday May 29, 2013 13:32 PM | BY: T
Explosive (strombolian) activity level has been increasing recently, the latest bulletin of Geohazard today indicates. The alert level remains at 2, but an increase to 3 is possible in the near future.
Steam and ash plume from Yasur on 8 May 2013 and hazard map of Yasur volcano and explanation of status levels (Geohazards)
Elevated risk of impacts remains near the volcano's crater, as bombs have started to fall near and in the parking area. A thick steam and ash plume is being emitted from the active vents, and there is ash fall in communities downwind.
It is recommended that all communities, visitors and travel agents take the current situation seriously (= not approach the crater rim).
Monday, Apr 08, 2013
An increase in explosive activity has been noted since 2 April. Bombs have been ejected to the parking area below the summit cone, and the activity status (on a scale of 1-4) was raised from 1 to 2. If activity remains elevated, it will probably be further raised to 3 in the near future. [more]
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013
Strombolian activity has been comparably low recently and the volcanic activity level has been set to 1. [more]
Saturday, Sep 15, 2012
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Thursday, Aug 02, 2012
The activity at Yasur volcano has shown a significant increase in July, the latest USGS / Smithsonian bulletin points out: ... [more]
Sunday, Jun 05, 2011
The alert level of Yasur has gone up to 3 out of 4, the Vanuatu’s department of geohazards decided early in June, due to increased activity. Access to the crater rim is now forbidden. [more]