Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Ambae
Two lakes of variable color lie with the summit caldera of Aoba (Ambae) volcano, as seen in this aerial view from the west. The light blue lake in the foreground is Lake Voui (or Vui), which is enclosed in the crater of a tuff ring in the summit caldera. The dark blue Lake Manaro Lakua lies between the tuff ring and the eastern caldera wall. Aoba, the most voluminous volcano of the New Hebrides archipelago, forms a 16 x 38 km elongated island. Pentecost Island appears in the background. Photo by Karoly Nemeth, 2005 (Massey University).
Volcano Number:257030
Volcano Name:Ambae
Country:Vanuatu
Volcano Type:Shield
Last Eruption:2019
Elevation:1496m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Intermediate crust (15-25 km)
Pop. within 5km:73
Pop. within 10km:1279
Pop. within 30km:4326
Pop. within 100km:73308
Latitude:-15.389
Longitude:167.835



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
257030 Ambae 15232 Confirmed Eruption Lakes Voui and Manaro Ngoru Radiocarbon (uncorrected) 1530
257030 Ambae 15233 Confirmed Eruption 2 ? Lake Voui and upper west flank Anthropology 1670
257030 Ambae 15234 Confirmed Eruption 2 ? SE side Lake Manaro Lakua; Lake Voui? Historical Observations 1870
257030 Ambae 15235 Uncertain Eruption 1915
257030 Ambae 15236 Confirmed Eruption 2 Lake Voui Historical Observations 1995/3/2 1995/3/3
257030 Ambae 15237 Confirmed Eruption 2 Lake Voui Historical Observations 2005/11/27 2006/2/16
257030 Ambae 20752 Confirmed Eruption 1 Lake Manaro Historical Observations 2011/6/4 2011/7/10
257030 Ambae 22240 Confirmed Eruption 3 Historical Observations 2017/9/6 2019/2/6
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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