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Bulletin N°8- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°8 - VANUA LAVA ACTIVITY
Wednesday August 30th 2017

VANUA LAVA VOLCANO 
13°80’S 167°47’E Summit 3021ft (921m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 1

 

The Alert Level for Vanua Lava Volcano remains at Level 1 .
This means that the volcanic is showing signs of unrest. The risk of volcanic gas is significant at the area around the sulfur river and volcanic area.

This is another reminder to all visitors to protect them to avoid volcanic gas impacts and other volcano related incidents.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided accordingly when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 .

Bulletin N°7- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°7 - VANUA LAVA ACTIVITY
Friday July 21st 2017

VANUA LAVA VOLCANO 
13°80’S 167°47’E Summit 3021ft (921m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 1

 

The Alert Level for Vanua Lava Volcano remains at Level 1 .
This means that the volcanic is showing signs of unrest. The risk of volcanic gas is significant at the area around the sulfur river and volcanic area.

This is another reminder to all visitors to protect them to avoid volcanic gas impacts and other volcano related incidents.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided accordingly when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 .

Bulletin N°6- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°6 - VANUA LAVA ACTIVITY
Thursday June 22nd 2017

VANUA LAVA VOLCANO 
13°80’S 167°47’E Summit 3021ft (921m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 1

 

The Alert Level for Vanua Lava Volcano remains at Level 1 .
This means that the volcanic is showing signs of unrest. The risk of volcanic gas is significant at the area around the sulfur river and volcanic area.

This is another reminder to all visitors to protect them to avoid volcanic gas impacts and other volcano related incidents.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided accordingly when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department .

Bulletin N°5- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°5 - VANUA LAVA ACTIVITY
Monday May 22nd 2017

VANUA LAVA VOLCANO 
13°80’S 167°47’E Summit 3021ft (921m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 1

 

The Alert Level for Vanua Lava Volcano remains at Level 1 .
This means that the volcanic is showing signs of unrest. The risk of volcanic gas is significant at the area around the sulfur river and volcanic area.

This is another reminder to all visitors to protect them to avoid volcanic gas impacts and other volcano related incidents.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided accordingly when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division office at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686.

Bulletin N°4- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°4 - VANUA LAVA ACTIVITY
Wednesday April 19th 2017

VANUA LAVA VOLCANO 
13°80’S 167°47’E Summit 3021ft (921m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 1

 

The Alert Level for Vanua Lava Volcano remains at Level 1 .
This means that the volcanic is showing signs of unrest. The risk of volcanic gas is significant at the area around the sulfur river and volcanic area.

This is a reminder to all visitors to protect them to avoid volcanic gas impacts and other volcano related incidents.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided accordingly when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division office at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686

Bulletin N°8- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°8 - GAUA ACTIVITY
Wednesday August 30th 2017

GAUA VOLCANO 
14°16’0”S 167°30’0”E Summit 2615ft (797m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 1

 

The Alert Level for Gaua volcano remains at Level 1 .
This means that the volcanic activity remains unrest. The area of risk is around the volcanic cone.

This is another reminder to all visitors do not approach the volcanic cone to avoid volcanic gases impact and any other volcano activity impacts.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 .

Bulletin N°7- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°7 - GAUA ACTIVITY
Friday July 21st 2017

GAUA VOLCANO 
14°16’0”S 167°30’0”E Summit 2615ft (797m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 1

 

The Alert Level for Gaua volcano remains at Level 1 .
This means that the volcanic activity remains unrest. The area of risk is around the volcanic cone.

This is another reminder to all visitors do not approach the volcanic cone to avoid volcanic gases impact and any other volcano activity impacts.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686.

Bulletin N°6- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°6 - GAUA ACTIVITY
Thursday June 22nd 2017

GAUA VOLCANO 
14°16’0”S 167°30’0”E Summit 2615ft (797m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 1

 

The Alert Level for Gaua volcano remains at Level 1 .
This means that the volcanic activity remains unrest. The area of risk is around the volcanic cone.

This is another reminder to all visitors do not approach the volcanic cone to avoid volcanic gases impact and any other volcano activity impacts.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department.

Bulletin N°5- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°5 - GAUA ACTIVITY
Monday May 22nd 2017

GAUA VOLCANO 
14°16’0”S 167°30’0”E Summit 2615ft (797m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 1

 

The Alert Level for Gaua volcano remains at Level 1 .
This means that the volcanic activity remains unrest. The area of risk is around the volcanic cone.

This is another reminder to all visitors do not approach the volcanic cone to avoid volcanic gases impact and any other volcano activity impacts.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division office at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686.

Bulletin N°4- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°4 - GAUA ACTIVITY
Wednesday April 19th 2017

GAUA VOLCANO 
14°16’0”S 167°30’0”E Summit 2615ft (797m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 1

 

The Alert Level for Gaua volcano remains at Level 1 .
This means that the volcanic activity remains unrest. The area of risk is around the volcanic cone.

This is another reminder to all visitors do not approach the volcanic cone to avoid volcanic gases impact and any other volcano activity impacts.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division office at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686

Bulletin N°11- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°11 - AMBAE ACTIVITY
Saturday September 23rd 2017

AMBAE VOLCANO 
15°24’0”S 167°50’0”E Summit 4908ft (1496m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 4

 

Volcanic activity at Ambae is continuing to increase. The Alert Level for Ambae volcano is raised from Level 3 to Level 4 .
This means that the Ambae volcano is in a moderate eruption state . At this Alert Level, the volcanic activity is likely to continue to increase or decrease to its normal level of unrest at any time. Danger is in the Red, Grey, Orange and White dotted Zones (See map below).

With this situation, flying rocks and volcanic gas will affect the Red Zone which is about 6.5 km radius from Manaro Voui . Villages located in the Grey and Orange Zones will expect unusual volcanic hazards and ash falls can be expected around the island especially in villages exposed to prevailing trade winds direction, White Zone dotted . Acid rain may also be expected in that zone. Acid rain cause foliage fumigation hence damage garden crops.
It’s very important that authorities, communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided as soon as necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 .

Bulletin N°10- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°10 - AMBAE ACTIVITY
Friday September 15th 2017

AMBAE VOLCANO 
15°24’0”S 167°50’0”E Summit 4908ft (1496m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 3

 

The Alert Level for Ambae volcano remains at the Level 3 .
This means that the Ambae volcano is in a minor eruption state. At this Alert Level, the volcanic activity is likely to continue to increase or decrease to its normal level of unrest at any time. Danger Zone A at Ambae volcano is closed (Shouldn’t be Access) (See red dot circle - photo below).

This is a reminder to all visitors to must observe this volcano away from the Danger Zone A which is about 3 km radius from Manaro Voui lake . Villages and communities of Ambae Island, especially those in the prevailing trade winds direction will expect volcanic gas, ash falls and acid rain that may cause foliage fumigation hence damage garden crops.
It’s very important that communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided as soon as necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 .

Bulletin N°9- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°9 - AMBAE ACTIVITY
Wednesday September 6th 2017

AMBAE VOLCANO 
15°24’0”S 167°50’0”E Summit 4908ft (1496m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 3

 

Volcanic activity at Ambae is continuing to increase. The Ambae Volcanic Alert Level is raised from Level 2 to Level 3 .
This means that the Ambae volcano is in a minor eruption state. At this Alert Level, the volcanic activity is likely to continue to increase or decrease to its normal level of unrest at any time. The area of risk is within 3 km around the volcano and areas that expose to trade winds.

With this situation, villages and communities of Ambae Island, especially those in the prevailing trade winds direction will expect volcanic gas, ash falls and acid rain that may cause foliage fumigation hence damage garden crops.
It’s very important that communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies seriously consider this information.


The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided as soon as necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department .

Bulletin N°8- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°8 - AMBAE ACTIVITY
Wednesday August 30th 2017

AMBAE VOLCANO 
15°24’0”S 167°50’0”E Summit 4908ft (1496m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 2

 

The Alert Level for Ambae volcano remains at Level 2 however its activity is changing .
At this stage, the volcanic activity is likely to increase to a minor eruptive activity or a decrease to its normal level of unrest at any time. The area of risk is within 3 km around the volcano.

A strong recommendation to all visitors to observe this volcano away from the area of risk to avoid volcanic gases, ashes and any other volcano activity impacts.
It’s very important that communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided as soon as necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department .

Bulletin N°7- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°7 - AMBAE ACTIVITY
Friday July 21st 2017

AMBAE VOLCANO 
15°24’0”S 167°50’0”E Summit 4908ft (1496m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 2

 

The Alert Level for Ambae volcano remains at Level 2 .
This means that the volcanic activity is in the major unrest stage. At this Alert Level, the volcanic activity is likely to remain at the same level for a while or decrease but this volcano activity could also increase at any time. The area of risk is within 3 km around the volcano.

This is another reminder to all visitors to observe this volcano away from the area of risk to avoid volcanic gases, ashes and any other volcano activity impacts.
It’s very important that communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department .

Bulletin N°6- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°6 - AMBAE ACTIVITY
Thursday June 22nd 2017

AMBAE VOLCANO 
15°24’0”S 167°50’0”E Summit 4908ft (1496m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 2

 

The Alert Level for Ambae volcano remains at Level 2 .
This means that the volcanic activity is in the major unrest stage. At this Alert Level, the volcanic activity is likely to remain at the same level for a while or decrease but this volcano activity could also increase at any time. The area of risk is within 3 km around the volcano.

This is another reminder to all visitors to observe this volcano away from the area of risk to avoid volcanic gases, ashes and any other volcano activity impacts.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department .

Bulletin N°5- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°5 - AMBAE ACTIVITY
Monday May 22nd 2017

AMBAE VOLCANO 
15°24’0”S 167°50’0”E Summit 4908ft (1496m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 2

 

The Alert Level for Ambae volcano remains at Level 2 .
This means that the volcanic activity is in the major unrest stage. At this Alert Level, the volcanic activity is likely to remain at the same level for a while or decrease but this volcano activity could also increase at any time. The area of risk is within 3 km around the volcano.

This is another reminder to all visitors to observe this volcano away from the area of risk to avoid volcanic gases, ashes and any other volcano activity impacts.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division office at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686

Bulletin N°4- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°4 - AMBAE ACTIVITY
Wednesday April 19th 2017

AMBAE VOLCANO 
15°24’0”S 167°50’0”E Summit 4908ft (1496m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 2

 

The Alert Level for Ambae volcano remains at Level 2 .
This means that the volcanic activity is in the major unrest stage. At this Alert Level, the volcanic activity is likely to remain at the same level for a while or decrease but this volcano activity could also increase at any time. The area of risk is within 3 km around the volcano.

This is another reminder to all visitors to observe this volcano away from the area of risk to avoid volcanic gases, ashes and any other volcano activity impacts.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division office at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686

Bulletin N°9- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°9 - AMBRYM ACTIVITY
Friday September 15th 2017

AMBRYM VOLCANO 
16°15’00”S 168°07’00”E Summit Elevation 4377ft (1334m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 3

 

The Alert Level for Ambrym volcano remains at the Level 3 .
At this Alert Level, the volcanic activity is likely to increase to a minor eruptive activity or a decrease to a simple level of unrest at any time at any time from any of the active craters of Benbow and Marum (including Maben-Mbwelesu, Niri-Mbwelesu and Mbwelesu). The area of risk remains in the caldera.
Danger Zone A and B at Ambrym volcano are closed (Shouldn’t be Access) (See photo below).

This is a reminder to all visitors to must observe this volcano away from the Danger Zone A and B which is about 2 km radius from Benbow and about 3 km radius from Marum to avoid volcanic projectiles, gases, ashes and any other volcano activity related incidents. Volcanic gas and ashes can also affect villages that are exposed to trade winds.
See the safety map and visitors Fact-Sheet of Ambrym volcano at the website: www.vmgd.gov.vu/vmgd/index.php/geohazards/volcano/volcano-info/resources.
It’s very important that communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided accordingly as soon as necessary.

Note : « Posted sign » : Signs will be installed later at the locations shown on the image.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 .

Bulletin N°8- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°8 - AMBRYM ACTIVITY
Wednesday August 30th 2017

AMBRYM VOLCANO 
16°15’00”S 168°07’00”E Summit Elevation 4377ft (1334m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 3

 

Volcanic activity at Ambrym is showing drastic changes. The Ambrym Volcanic Alert Level is raised from Level 2 to Level 3 .
At this Alert Level, the volcanic activity is likely to increase to a minor eruptive activity or a decrease to a simple level of unrest at any time at any time from any of the active craters of Benbow and Marum (including Maben-Mbwelesu, Niri-Mbwelesu and Mbwelesu). The area of risk remains in the caldera.
Danger Zone A and B at Ambrym volcano are closed (Shouldn’t be Access) (See photo below).

A strong recommendation to all visitors to observe this volcano away from the Danger Zone A and B which is about 2 km radius from Benbow and about 3 km radius from Marum to avoid volcanic projectiles, gases, ashes and any other volcano activity related incidents. Volcanic gas and ashes can also affect villages that are exposed to trade winds.
See the safety map and visitors Fact-Sheet of Ambrym volcano at the website: www.vmgd.gov.vu/vmgd/index.php/geohazards/volcano/volcano-info/resources.
It’s very important that communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided accordingly as soon as necessary.

Note : « Posted sign » : Signs will be installed later at the locations shown on the image.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department .

Bulletin N°7- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°7 - AMBRYM ACTIVITY
Friday July 21st 2017

AMBRYM VOLCANO 
16°15’00”S 168°07’00”E Summit Elevation 4377ft (1334m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 2

 

The Alert Level for Ambrym Volcano remains at Level 2 .
This means that its volcanic activity is in the major unrest stage. At this Alert Level, the volcanic activity is likely to remain at the same level for a while or decrease at any time but this volcano activity could also increase from any of the active craters of Benbow and Marum (including Maben-Mbwelesu, Niri-Mbwelesu and Mbwelesu). The area of risk remains in the caldera.
The permanent Exclusion Zone at Benbow and the Danger Zone A at Marum are closed (Shouldn’t be Access) and the Danger Zone B is opened (Could be Access) (See photo below).

This is another reminder to all visitors to observe this volcano away from the Exclusion Zone which is about 1 Km radius from Benbow and Danger Zone A about 2.7 Km radius from Marum to avoid volcanic projectiles, gases, ashes and any other volcano activity related incidents. Volcanic gas and ashes can also affect villages that are exposed to trade winds.
See the safety map and visitors Fact-Sheet of Ambrym volcano at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department website: www.vmgd.gov.vu/vmgd/index.php/geohazards/volcano/volcano-info/resources.
It’s very important that communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided accordingly when necessary.

Note : « Posted sign » : Signs will be installed later at the locations shown on the image.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department .

Bulletin N°6- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°6 - AMBRYM ACTIVITY
Thursday June 22nd 2017

AMBRYM VOLCANO 
16°15’00”S 168°07’00”E Summit Elevation 4377ft (1334m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 2

 

The Alert Level for Ambrym Volcano remains at Level 2 .
This means that its volcanic activity is in the major unrest stage. At this Alert Level, the volcanic activity is likely to remain at the same level for a while or decrease at any time but this volcano activity could also increase from any of the active craters of Benbow and Marum (including Maben-Mbwelesu, Niri-Mbwelesu and Mbwelesu). The area of risk remains in the caldera.
The permanent Exclusion Zone at Benbow and the Danger Zone A at Marum are closed (Shouldn’t be Access) and the Danger Zone B is opened (Could be Access) (See photo below).

This is another reminder to all visitors to observe this volcano away from the Exclusion Zone which is about 1 Km radius from Benbow and Danger Zone A about 2.7 Km radius from Marum to avoid volcanic projectiles, gases, ashes and any other volcano activity related incidents. Volcanic gas and ashes can also affect villages that are exposed to trade winds.
See the safety map and visitors Fact-Sheet of Ambrym volcano at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department website: www.vmgd.gov.vu/vmgd/index.php/geohazards/volcano/volcano-info/resources.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided accordingly when necessary.

Note : « Posted sign » : Signs will be installed later at the locations shown on the image.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department .

Bulletin N°5- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°5 - AMBRYM ACTIVITY
Monday May 22nd 2017

AMBRYM VOLCANO 
16°15’00”S 168°07’00”E Summit Elevation 4377ft (1334m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 2

 

The Alert Level for Ambrym Volcano remains at Level 2 .
This means that its volcanic activity is in the major unrest stage. At this Alert Level, the volcanic activity is likely to remain at the same level for a while or decrease at any time but this volcano activity could also increase from any of the active craters of Benbow and Marum (including Maben-Mbwelesu, Niri-Mbwelesu and Mbwelesu). The area of risk remains in the caldera.
The permanent Exclusion Zone at Benbow and the Danger Zone A at Marum are closed (Shouldn’t be Access) and the Danger Zone B is opened (Could be Access) (See photo below).

This is another reminder to all visitors to observe this volcano away from the Exclusion Zone which is about 1 Km radius from Benbow and Danger Zone A about 2.7 Km radius from Marum to avoid volcanic projectiles, gases, ashes and any other volcano activity related incidents. Volcanic gas and ashes can also affect villages that are exposed to trade winds.
See the safety map and visitors Fact-Sheet of Ambrym volcano at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department website: http://www.vmgd.gov.vu/vmgd/index.php/geohazards/volcano/volcano-info/resources.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided accordingly when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division office at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686

Bulletin N°4- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°4 - AMBRYM ACTIVITY
Wednesday April 19th 2017

AMBRYM VOLCANO 
16°15’00”S 168°07’00”E Summit Elevation 4377ft (1334m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 2

 

The Alert Level for Ambrym Volcano remains at Level 2 .
This means that its volcanic activity is in the major unrest stage. At this Alert Level, the volcanic activity is likely to remain at the same level for a while or decrease at any time but this volcano activity could also increase from any of the active craters of Benbow and Marum (including Maben-Mbwelesu, Niri-Mbwelesu and Mbwelesu). The area of risk remains in the caldera.
The permanent Exclusion Zone at Benbow and the Danger Zone A at Marum are closed (Shouldn’t be Access) and the Danger Zone B is opened (Could be Access) (See photo below).

This is another reminder to all visitors to observe this volcano away from the Exclusion Zone which is about 1 Km radius from Benbow and Danger Zone A about 2.7 Km radius from Marum to avoid volcanic projectiles, gases, ashes and any other volcano activity related incidents. Volcanic gas and ashes can also affect villages that are exposed to trade winds.
See the safety map and visitors Fact-Sheet of Ambrym volcano at the Vanuatu Geohazards website http://www.geohazards.gov.vu/index.php/resources .
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided accordingly when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division office at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686

Bulletin N°10- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°10 - LOPEVI ACTIVITY
Saturday September 23rd 2017

LOPEVI VOLCANO 
16°30’23”S 169°20’18”E Summit 4635ft (1413m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 2

 

The Lopevi volcanic activity has changed. Its Alert Level is raised from Level 1 to Level 2 .
This means that the Lopevi volcanic activity is in major unrest state. The area of risk is around the volcanic cone.

Advice to all visitors not to approach the volcanic crater to avoid volcanic gases impact and any other volcano activity impacts.
All authorities, villages of Paama and Epi islands, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided accordingly when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 .

Bulletin N°9- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°9 - LOPEVI ACTIVITY
Wednesday August 30th 2017

LOPEVI VOLCANO 
16°30’23”S 169°20’18”E Summit 4635ft (1413m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 1

 

The Alert Level for Lopevi remains at Level 1 .
This means that the volcanic activity remains unrest but the area of risk is only around the volcanic cone.

This is another reminder to all visitors do not approach the volcanic crater to avoid volcanic gases impact and any other volcano activity impacts.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided accordingly when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 .

Bulletin N°8- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°8 - LOPEVI ACTIVITY
Friday July 21st 2017

LOPEVI VOLCANO 
16°30’23”S 169°20’18”E Summit 4635ft (1413m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 1

 

The Alert Level for Lopevi remains at Level 1 .
This means that the volcanic activity remains unrest but the area of risk is only around the volcanic cone.

This is another reminder to all visitors do not approach the volcanic crater to avoid volcanic gases impact and any other volcano activity impacts.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided accordingly when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 .

Bulletin N°7- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°7 - LOPEVI ACTIVITY
Thursday June 22nd 2017

LOPEVI VOLCANO 
16°30’23”S 169°20’18”E Summit 4635ft (1413m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 1

 

The Alert Level for Lopevi remains at Level 1 .
This means that the volcanic activity remains unrest but the area of risk is only around the volcanic cone.

This is another reminder to all visitors do not approach the volcanic crater to avoid volcanic gases impact and any other volcano activity impacts.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided accordingly when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 .

Bulletin N°6- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°6 - LOPEVI ACTIVITY
Monday May 22nd 2017

LOPEVI VOLCANO 
16°30’23”S 169°20’18”E Summit 4635ft (1413m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 1

 

The Alert Level for Lopevi remains at Level 1 .
This means that the volcanic activity remains unrest but the area of risk is only around the volcanic cone.

This is another reminder to all visitors do not approach the volcanic crater to avoid volcanic gases impact and any other volcano activity impacts.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided accordingly when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division office at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 .

Bulletin N°5- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°5 - LOPEVI ACTIVITY
Wednesday April 19th 2017

LOPEVI VOLCANO 
16°30’23”S 169°20’18”E Summit 4635ft (1413m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 1

 

The Alert Level for Lopevi remains at Level 1 .
This means that the volcanic activity remains unrest but the area of risk is only around the volcanic cone.

This is another reminder to all visitors do not approach the volcanic crater to avoid volcanic gases impact and any other volcano activity impacts.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided accordingly when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division office at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686

Bulletin N°8- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°8 - TANNA ACTIVITY
Wednesday August 30th 2017

TANNA VOLCANO 
19°32’0”S 169°26’30”E Summit 1184ft (361m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 2

 

The Alert Level for Tanna Volcano remains at Level 2.
This means that its volcanic activity is in the major unrest stage and some volcanic explosions remain strong. Volcanic bombs may fall in and/or around the crater and volcanic. The area of risk remains around the volcanic crater. The permanent Exclusion Zone is always closed (Shouldn’t be Access) but the Zones beyond this area, Zone A and B are opened (Could be Access) (See photo below).

This is another reminder to all visitors to observe this volcano away from the Exclusion Zone which is about 395 m around the eruptive vents to avoid volcanic projectiles, gas, ashes and any other volcano activity related incidents. Volcanic gases and ashes can also affect villages that are exposed to trade winds.
See the safety map and Yasur visitors Fact-Sheet at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department website: www.vmgd.gov.vu/vmgd/index.php/geohazards/volcano/volcano-info/resources.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Department of Meteorology and Geohazards will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided when necessary.

Note : « Posted sign » : Signs will be installed later at the locations shown on the image.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department .

Bulletin N°7- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°7 - TANNA ACTIVITY
Friday July 21st 2017

TANNA VOLCANO 
19°32’0”S 169°26’30”E Summit 1184ft (361m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 2

 

The Alert Level for Tanna Volcano remains at Level 2.
This means that its volcanic activity is in the major unrest stage and some volcanic explosions remain strong. Volcanic bombs may fall in and/or around the crater and volcanic. The area of risk remains around the volcanic crater. The permanent Exclusion Zone is always closed (Shouldn’t be Access) but the Zones beyond this area, Zone A and B are opened (Could be Access) (See photo below).

This is another reminder to all visitors to observe this volcano away from the Exclusion Zone which is about 395 m around the eruptive vents to avoid volcanic projectiles, gas, ashes and any other volcano activity related incidents. Volcanic gases and ashes can also affect villages that are exposed to trade winds.
See the safety map and Yasur visitors Fact-Sheet at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department website: www.vmgd.gov.vu/vmgd/index.php/geohazards/volcano/volcano-info/resources.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Department of Meteorology and Geohazards will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided when necessary.

Note : « Posted sign » : Signs will be installed later at the locations shown on the image.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department .

Bulletin N°6- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°6 - TANNA ACTIVITY
Thursday June 22nd 2017

TANNA VOLCANO 
19°32’0”S 169°26’30”E Summit 1184ft (361m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 2

 

The Alert Level for Tanna Volcano remains at Level 2.
This means that its volcanic activity is in the major unrest stage and some volcanic explosions remain strong. Volcanic bombs may fall in and/or around the crater and volcanic. The area of risk remains around the volcanic crater. The permanent Exclusion Zone is always closed (Shouldn’t be Access) but the Zones beyond this area, Zone A and B are opened (Could be Access) (See photo below).

This is another reminder to all visitors to observe this volcano away from the Exclusion Zone which is about 395 m around the eruptive vents to avoid volcanic projectiles, gas, ashes and any other volcano activity related incidents. Volcanic gases and ashes can also affect villages that are exposed to trade winds.
See the safety map and Yasur visitors Fact-Sheet at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department website: www.vmgd.gov.vu/vmgd/index.php/geohazards/volcano/volcano-info/resources.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Department of Meteorology and Geohazards will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided when necessary.

Note : « Posted sign » : Signs will be installed later at the locations shown on the image.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686 at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department .

Bulletin N°5- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°5 - TANNA ACTIVITY
Monday May 22nd 2017

TANNA VOLCANO 
19°32’0”S 169°26’30”E Summit 1184ft (361m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 2

 

The Alert Level for Tanna Volcano remains at Level 2.
This means that its volcanic activity is in the major unrest stage and some volcanic explosions remain strong. Volcanic bombs may fall in and/or around the crater and volcanic. The area of risk remains around the volcanic crater. The permanent Exclusion Zone is always closed (Shouldn’t be Access) but the Zones beyond this area, Zone A and B are opened (Could be Access) (See photo below).

This is another reminder to all visitors to observe this volcano away from the Exclusion Zone which is about 395 m around the eruptive vents to avoid volcanic projectiles, gas, ashes and any other volcano activity related incidents. Volcanic gases and ashes can also affect villages that are exposed to trade winds.
See the safety map and Yasur visitors Fact-Sheet at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department website http://www.vmgd.gov.vu/vmgd/index.php/geohazards/volcano/volcano-info/resources.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Department of Meteorology and Geohazards will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division office at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686

Bulletin N°4- 2017

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°4 - TANNA ACTIVITY
Wednesday April 19th 2017

TANNA VOLCANO 
19°32’0”S 169°26’30”E Summit 1184ft (361m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 2

 

The Alert Level for Tanna Volcano remains at Level 2.
This means that its volcanic activity is in the major unrest stage and some volcanic explosions remain strong. Volcanic bombs may fall in and/or around the crater and volcanic. The area of risk remains around the volcanic crater. The permanent Exclusion Zone is always closed (Shouldn’t be Access) but the Zones beyond this area, Zone A and B are opened (Could be Access) (See photo below).

This is another reminder to all visitors to observe this volcano away from the Exclusion Zone which is about 395 m around the eruptive vents to avoid volcanic projectiles, gas, ashes and any other volcano activity related incidents. Volcanic gases and ashes can also affect villages that are exposed to trade winds.
See the safety map and Yasur visitors Fact-Sheet at the Vanuatu Geohazards website http://www.geohazards.gov.vu/index.php/resources.
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.

The Department of Meteorology and Geohazards will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided when necessary.

For further information, please contact Geohazards Division office at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 24686