Earth  ID: 30973

Aoba (Ambae) Volcano Eruption, Vanuatu

Activity for Aoba (Ambae) volcano has increased in recent months and is now in a minor eruption state. A restricted area of risk which is 3km around the active vent has been established as the volcano began to become more active in March and early April 2018. At that time the volcano began to emit more and sustained volcanic ash or/ and gases. Vanuatu’s Council of Ministers has declared a state of emergency on Ambae due to the heavy ash fall which has contaminated water and food supplies for the island’s nearly 11,000 inhabitants, who are in the process of being evacuated from the island.


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GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Chemistry/Sulfur Compounds >> Sulfur Dioxide
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GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Natural Hazards >> Volcanic Eruptions

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