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Yasur volcano (Vanuatu) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 13 January-19 January 2021 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) reported that an ash-and-gas emission rose above Yasur's crater rim at 1734 on 18 January. The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 0-4). VMGD reminded residents and tourists that hazardous areas were near and around the volcanic crater, and that volcanic ash and gas could reach areas impacted by trade winds.

Source: Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2021. Report on Yasur. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 13 January-19 January 2021. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Yasur volcano (Vanuatu): Activity update

Yasur caldera safety map (C) Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department
New observations from the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) suggest that the volcanic activity at Yasur emits plumes of volcanic gases and/or ash. The danger zone remains at 600 meter around the volcanic cone. (See Yasur caldera safety map). The Yasur Volcanic Alert Level (VAL) has been at the Level 2 since 18th October 2016. ... Read all
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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) Yasur volcano eruptions:
ongoing since at least AD 1774 (but likely many centuries before)
Typical eruption style
persistent strombolian activity

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