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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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ongoing since at least AD 1774 (but likely many centuries before)
Typical eruption style:
persistent strombolian activity
Last earthquakes nearby
Yasur volcano tours
Volcanoes and Cultures - Adventures in the South Sea (15-day volcano and photo expedition to Ambrym and Yasur volcanoes, Vanuatu)
Dream Come True - World Volcano Tour (4-week round-the-world trip to Hawaii - Vanuatu - New Zealand - Indonesia)
Adventure Volcano - Yasur Volcano Travel (expedition to Yasur volcano, Tanna Island, Vanuatu)

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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
 

Yasur volcano news

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Wed, 20 Nov 2013, 06:31
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. Read more... read all
Fri, 8 Nov 2013, 16:07
Ash emission from Yasur yesterday (webcam view)
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. Read more...
Tue, 10 Sep 2013, 14:07
Webcam shot from Yasur showing bomb landing near car park
The volcano continues to produce very rhythmic and often intense strombolian explosions. Sometimes (see the following time-lapse video), bombs are ejected to the outer slope and land in or near the car-park area, where extreme caution should be applied. Geohazard maintains status level 2. Read more...
Wed, 14 Aug 2013, 14:17
Glowing bombs on the northern flank of Yasur after an explosion on 13 Aug (image GeoHazard, annotated by Culture Volcan)
Strombolian activity has been decreasing according to GeoHazard, and the volcano could soon be placed back to alert level 1. However, bombs are still often being ejected outside the crater during larger strombolian eruptions, as the attached webcam image shows.
Wed, 29 May 2013, 13:32
Steam and ash plume from Yasur on 8 May 2013 and hazard map of Yasur volcano and explanation of status levels (Geohazards)
Explosive (strombolian) activity level has been increasing recently, the latest bulletin of Geohazard today indicates. The alert level remains at 2, but an increase to 3 is possible in the near future. Read more... read all
Mon, 8 Apr 2013, 09:17
An increase in explosive activity has been noted since 2 April. Bombs have been ejected to the parking area below the summit cone, and the activity status (on a scale of 1-4) was raised from 1 to 2. If activity remains elevated, it will probably be further raised to 3 in the near future.
Tue, 12 Mar 2013, 11:26
Strombolian activity has been comparably low recently and the volcanic activity level has been set to 1.
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