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Yasur volcano (Vanuatu): stronger-than-usual explosions reported today

Sun, 19 Dec 2021, 20:02
20:02 PM | BY: MARTIN
Strong strombolian explosion at Yasur volcano today (image: VMGD/facebook)
Strong strombolian explosion at Yasur volcano today (image: VMGD/facebook)
Glowing lava bombs are being ejected over the upper slopes of the volcano (image: VMGD/facebook)
Glowing lava bombs are being ejected over the upper slopes of the volcano (image: VMGD/facebook)
The activity of the volcano remains at high levels.
Strombolian activity has been picking up around 21:00 local time yesterday as glowing lava bombs showered the large area of the summit cone.
The volcano produced above-average eruptions with dense dark ash emissions rising several hundred meters at about 10:15, 14:30 and 15:45 local time today, meaning stronger-than-usual explosions.
The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2.
Visitors are warned from approaching the crater rims where the risk of being hit by lava bombs is elevated. Some of the recent ash emissions have been strong enough to trigger notices by Darwin's Volcanic Ash Advisory center to warn aircraft in the area.
Source: Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department volcano activity update 19 December 2021

Previous news

Wed, 15 Dec 2021, 16:16
The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) reported that activity at Yasur increased at around 2100 on 18 December. Thirty minutes later webcam images showed deposits of incandescent volcanic bombs that had been ejected from the crater and landed on the flanks. Ash-and-gas plumes were visible at 1015, 1430, and 1545 on 19 December drifting W. ... Read all
Wed, 1 Dec 2021, 08:06
The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) and the Wellington VAAC reported that multiple gas-and-ash emissions at Yasur were visible in webcam images on 27 November rising 1.5-1.8 km (5,000-6,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifting W. Weather clouds prevented satellite observations of the emissions. ... Read all
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