Explosions and ashfall increase at Ambae volcano in Vanuatu

July 12, 2011VANUATU Geohazard experts in Vanuatu have set up extra monitoring equipment around the increasingly active Ambae volcano. A geohazard technical advisor with the Vanuatu government Sylvain Todman says nearby villagers are worried about the volcano’s increasing explosions and ash falls. He says a team’s been dispatched to keep an eye on the volcano over the next week and seismic sensors have been set up on the east and west of the island. “It’s one of the most dangerous volcanoes on Vanuatu and there are many people around this volcano and the activity could increase very fast so we need to be as close as possible to notice any change in the activity.” Sylvain Todman says the volcano’s level of activity may be upgraded from level one to level two which means people living within a five kilometre radius would have to move. –Radio New Zealand
Note: Ambae is physically characterized by the large volcano at its center, Manaro; indeed, the island is little more than the peak of a volcanic mountain rising dramatically from the sea. This volcano has no visible vents at its apex, only crater lakes. It is, nevertheless, active: a steam and ash eruption began on November 27, 2005, leading to a Level 2 volcano alert and preparations for evacuations. The last eruption of the volcano occurred in 2006. –Wikipedia
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1 Response to Explosions and ashfall increase at Ambae volcano in Vanuatu

  1. luisport says:

    Jón Frímann says:
    July 12, 2011 at 16:37
    Some other volcano is making harmonic tremor. This might however just be local glacier flood or movement creating this harmonic tremor spike on Skrokkalda SIL station.

    But somehow I find that unlikely to be the case. But I don’t expect anything happening from this as there are no earthquakes and this are just small harmonic tremor spikes.

    I am going to write about this later tonight.

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