Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department

Vanuatu’s Ambae volcano remains at Alert level 2

The department said volcanic activity consists of emission of steam and explosions of wet tephra ejected above the lake surface but confined within the caldera.

Volcanic hazards remain at the summit area and creeks (e.g., remobilization of remaining ash from 2017 and 2018 eruption and current activity).

This danger zone (Danger Zone A) is about 2 km radius from the 2017-2018 active vents. An additional danger zone is within areas of flowing creeks during heavy rain.

GCF funding to strengthen climate and oceans observations for Vanuatu

The funding is part of the Vanuatu Climate Information Services for Resilient Development in Vanuatu project; locally known as the Van-KIRAP (Vanuatu Klaemet Blong Redy, Adapt mo Protekt), and was accessed through the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), as the Accredited Entity.

The total Green Climate Fund (GCF) investment in Vanuatu is USD 18,106,905 for three years, up to January 2022.