Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Ambrym
The steep-walled craters of the Marum cone complex at the summit of Ambrym volcano are seen from the east. Ambrym, a large basaltic volcano with a 12-km-wide caldera, is one of the most active volcanoes of the New Hebrides arc. A thick, pyroclastic sequence, initially dacitic, then basaltic, overlies lava flows of a pre-caldera shield volcano. Post-caldera eruptions, primarily from Marum and Benbow cones, have partially filled the caldera floor and produced lava flows that ponded on the caldera floor or overflowed through gaps in the caldera rim. Photo by Karoly Nemeth, 2005 (Massey University).
Volcano Number:257040
Volcano Name:Ambrym
Country:Vanuatu
Volcano Type:Pyroclastic shield
Last Eruption:2018
Elevation:1334m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Intermediate crust (15-25 km)
Pop. within 5km:9
Pop. within 10km:186
Pop. within 30km:10826
Pop. within 100km:63999
Latitude:-16.25
Longitude:168.12



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No eruption data found for this volcano.
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Emission ID SO2 Kilotons Start Date End Date
100 87 1978/12/05 1978/12/05
101 10 1986/11/15 1986/11/15
102 25 1989/04/24 1989/04/24
103 20 2015/02/21 2015/02/21


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Data from the SESAR Database
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Data from the MaGa Database
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