volcano icon  Yasur Volcano

Yasur, located at the SE tip of Tanna Island, is a mostly unvegetated 361-m-high scoria cone with a nearly circular, 400-m-wide summit crater. Yasur is the most frequently visited of the Vanuatu volcanoes with strombolian and vulcanian. It has been in more-or-less continuous activity since Captain Cook observed ash eruptions in 1774. This style of activity may have continued for the past 800 years.

  •  Elevation: 361 m / 1184 ft
  •  Latitude: 19° 31 '44.10'' S
  •  Longitude: 169° 22' 52.55'' E
Yasur

Volcano Types

  •  Stratovolcano
  •  Caldera 
  •  Scoria cone

Most recent eruption

  • When: 2013
  • Effect: Vulcanian explosions, ejecting lava bombs and substantial degassing

Past eruptions

  • When: 9th to 11st June 2004
  • Effect: Vulcanian explosions, ejecting lava bombs
  • When: 1994
  • Effect: Vulcanian explosions, ejecting lava bombs