Volcano specialist assess Ambrym volcano

A team of Volcano specialists from Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) has travelled to Ambrym on 03 February 2018 to conduct awareness to communities, and to assess cracked zones (fault lines) in South East Ambrym.

The team will circulate a report on their findings when they return.

According to on-ground observations, heat is coming out of current cracks (fault lines) in Paamal Village (eastern side of Ambrym) and fresh pumice is seen on seashores.

The VMGD confirmed that the alert level for Ambrym Volcano remains at Level 3 which is the minor eruption stage.

The possibility that the Ambrym Volcano activity will escalate to Level 4 is low for now.

The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) in conjunction with the Malampa Provincial Emergency Operation Centre (MEOC) is coordinating humanitarian response activities in South Eastern part of Ambrym.

NDMO also confirmed that the WASH team has improved water systems in host sites to gather for evacuated communities.


Tensly Sumbe