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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
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Yasur volcano tours
Volcanoes and Cultures - Adventures in the South Sea (15-day volcano and photo expedition to Ambrym and Yasur volcanoes, Vanuatu)
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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

Yasur volcano (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): eruptive activity at the volcano continues

Fri, 28 Feb 2020, 10:02
10:02 AM | BY: MARTIN
Glow from Yasur volcano this night (VMGD)
Glow from Yasur volcano this night (VMGD)
Incandescence and white plume from Yasur volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Incandescence and white plume from Yasur volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) reported that volcanic activity is continuing at high unrest level.
Latest observations and daily analysis of Yasur seismic data from volcano monitoring system confirm and continuous explosive volcanic activity at Yasur. The activity consists of ongoing explosions and eruptive vents may emit volcanic gases and / or ash clouds. Some explosions have intensified and volcanic projectiles or bombs may fall in and / or around the crater rim. These are related to its ongoing explosive activity and the presence of weak layers of volcanic ash at the summit crater (e.g. landslide observed in October 2019).
Gas smell will continue while approaching the caldera and summit crater.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 395 m distance from the eruptive vents.
Source: Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department volcano activity update 28 February 2020
Previous news
Mon, 28 Oct 2019, 07:58
Comparison of Yasur's crater on 25 and 27 Oct 2019 (image: Justin Noonan)
A significant landslide occurred during 26-27 Oct at the eastern crater rim, removing a portion of the rim and completely covering one of the main vents, where a small lava pond had been observed before. read all

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