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Eruption of glowing spatter from Yasur volcano
Eruption of glowing spatter from Yasur volcano

Aerial view of Yasur with the exclusion zone and car park (image: GeoHazards)

Latest news from Yasur:


Saturday, Dec 16, 2017
Some photos of Yasur volcano taken during 19-22 Nov 2017 as part of the recent Round The World volcano tour. The activity was at normal levels with frequent small to moderately strong strombolian explosions from multiple vents at intervals of often less than one minute. [more]
Satellite image of Yasur volcano on 10 Aug 2017
Thursday, Aug 10, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
 

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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Last update: 6 Feb 2018
Typical eruption style: persistent strombolian activity
Yasur volcano eruptions: ongoing since at least AD 1774 (but likely many centuries before)Strombolian activity at Yasur volcanoNo recent earthquakes
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Yasur is the most well known volcanoes of Vanuatu and one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Yasur is known for its spectacular persistent strombolian activity that consists of regular small to violent explosions from one or several vents.

Background:

Yasur, the best-known and most frequently visited of the Vanuatu volcanoes, has been in more-or-less continuous strombolian and vulcanian activity since Captain Cook observed ash eruptions in 1774. This style of activity may have continued for the past 800 years. Yasur, located at the SE tip of Tanna Island, is a mostly unvegetated 361-m-high pyroclastic cone with a nearly circular, 400-m-wide summit crater. Yasur is largely contained within the small Yenkahe caldera and is the youngest of a group of Holocene volcanic centers constructed over the down-dropped NE flank of the Pleistocene Tukosmeru volcano. The Yenkahe horst is located within the Siwi ring fracture, a 4-km-wide, horseshoe-shaped caldera associated with eruption of the andesitic Siwi pyroclastic sequence. Active tectonism along the Yenkahe horst accompanying eruptions of Yasur has raised Port Resolution harbor more than 20 m during the past century.
(source: Global Volcansim Project)

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Yasur volcano tours
Volcanoes and Cultures - Adventures in the South Sea (15 days volcano and photo expedition to Ambrym and Yasur volcanoes, Vanuatu)
A Dream Come True - World Volcano Tour (4 weeks round-the-world trip to Hawai'i - Vanuatu - New Zealand - Indonesia)
Adventure Volcano - Yasur Volcano Travel (expedition to Yasur volcano, Tanna Island, Vanuatu)
The best place to stay on Tanna is the White Grass Ocean Resort, who also organize one-day trips to Yasur volcano. If you prefer to stay near the volcano itself, there are many cozy bungalows and home stays in the area.
We personally prefer Kelson's Jungle Oasis which is probably closest to the volcano and has a direct view of the volcano (if you are lucky to get the spectacular tree house), but there are many other good choices as well: Booking.com

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