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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)

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Ash content from Yasur volcano on 19 May (image: VMGD)
Thursday, May 21, 2020
On 19 May Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Wellington reported that minor ash emissions occurred. Ash plumes reached 7,000 ft (2,100 m) altitude and drifted SE. [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: 21 May 2020 (minor ash emissions)
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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