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Yasur volcano
stratovolcano 361 m (1,184 ft)
Tanna Island, Vanuatu, -19.53°S / 169.44°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Yasur volcano eruptions:
ongoing since at least AD 1774 (but likely many centuries before)
Typical eruption style:
persistent strombolian activity
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Yasur volcano (Tanna Island, Vanuatu) activity update: ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions

Wednesday Nov 20, 2013 06:31 AM | BY: T

Geohazards reports that the volcano continues to produce near-continuous ash emissions while explosions are relatively weak. This phase of ash emissions began on 3 November and are likely to continue into the coming days and weeks.
Yasur Alert Level is still maintained at Level 1.
Villages and communities located close and far away from the volcano, especially those in the prevailing trade winds direction (NW) are likely to receive ash falls.
Previous news
Ash emission from Yasur yesterday (webcam view)
Friday, Nov 08, 2013
Strong semi-continuous ash emissions and relatively strong strombolian explosions that eject large bombs outside the crater were reported by John Seach, a regular visitor to the volcano. ... [more]
Webcam shot from Yasur showing bomb landing near car park
Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013
The volcano continues to produce very rhythmic and often intense strombolian explosions. Sometimes (see the following time-lapse video), bombs are ejected to the outer slope and land in or near the car-park area, where extreme caution should be applied. Geohazard maintains status level 2. ... [more]
Glowing bombs on the northern flank of Yasur after an explosion on 13 Aug (image GeoHazard, annotated by Culture Volcan)
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013
Strombolian activity has been decreasing according to GeoHazard, and the volcano could soon be placed back to alert level 1. However, bombs are still often being ejected outside the crater during larger strombolian eruptions, as the attached webcam image shows. [more]
Steam and ash plume from Yasur on 8 May 2013 and hazard map of Yasur volcano and explanation of status levels (Geohazards)
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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. ... [more]
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]
 

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