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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONTINUOUS LOW LEVEL ASH EMISSION OBS VA DTG: 20/2227Z

Tuesday Sep 20, 2016 23:00 PM |

Satellite image of Yasur volcano on 20 Sep 2016
Satellite image of Yasur volcano on 20 Sep 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVPS01 at 22:58 UTC, 20/09/16 from NZKL
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20160920/2258Z
VAAC: WELLINGTON
VOLCANO: YASUR 257100
PSN: S1932 E16927
AREA: VANUATU
SUMMIT ELEV: 361M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/6
INFO SOURCE: HIMIWARI-8, WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: UNKNOWN
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS LOW LEVEL ASH EMISSION
OBS VA DTG: 20/2227Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL080 S1930 E16930 - S1915 E16930 - S1915
E16915 - S1930 E16915 MOV NW 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 21/0427Z SFC/FL080 S1930 E16930 - S1915
E16930 - S1915 E16915 - S1930 E16915
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 21/1027Z SFC/FL080 S1930 E16945 - S1915
E16945 - S1915 E16915 - S1930 E16915
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 21/1627Z SFC/FL080 S1930 E16945 - S1915
E16945 - S1915 E16915 - S1930 E16915
RMK: CONTINUOUS LOW LEVEL ASH EMISSION VISIBLE ON WEBCAM AND
SATELLITE IMAGERY. FORECAST BASED ON EC MODEL GUIDANCE
WINDS.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20160921/0458Z

Previous news
Bomb that landed on Yasur's crater rim next to observer (image: 木村 昭二(Shoji Kimura)/ youtube)
Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
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. ... [more]
Today's Terra satellite image of Tanna Island, showing a gas plume with possible ash content from Yasur
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]
View of Yasur volcano this evening
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]
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]

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