Yasur volcano news
Yasur volcano (Vanuatu): strong and sometimes dangerous explosions
Thursday Sep 15, 2016 21:44 PM | BY: T
Bomb that landed on Yasur's crater rim next to observer (image: 木村 昭二（Shoji Kimura）/ youtube)Strombolian activity at the volcano has been very strong recently. Lava bombs often fall onto the outer crater rim or beyond, making it extremely dangerous to stay in that area.
This video posted on youtube a few days ago (youtube.com/watch?v=XWeCuIC2zyw) shows a near-miss of a tourist filming on the crater rim when a strong explosion occurred, obscuring the view with ash and thousands of projectiles and a large (1 m across) bomb landed just two meters next to him...
Extreme caution is required when visiting Yasur volcano!
Sunday, Aug 14, 2016
Wellington VAAC reports ash plumes, mostly confined to Tanna Island, visible on satellite imagery today. This suggests that activity at the volcano is elevated at the moment. It is urrently at GeoHazard's level 2, on a scale of 0-5 (5 being highest), meaning that "volcanic explosions remain intense, volcanic bombs may fall in and/or around the crater and volcanic gas and ashes can also affect some villages." ... [more]
Friday, Nov 13, 2015
Activity at the volcano (in persistent strombolian eruption) has increased. Geohazards raised the status of the volcano to 2: ... [more]
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013
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. ... [more]
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]
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]