11 Sep 2017

Vanuatu ups volcano alerts

6:49 am on 11 September 2017
Image in Ambrym Volcano Alert Bulletin issued by the Vanuatu Geo-Hazards Observatory on 22nd July 2015.

Alerts raised for volcanoes on Ambrym Photo: Vanuatu Geo-Hazards Observatory

The alert level for several Vanuatu volcanoes has been raised to level three.

The Geohazards Department said this applied to the islands of Ambae and Ambrym where volcanoes are experiencing minor eruptions.

Warnings apply to Ambae's Manaro Voui volcano and Ambrym's Benbow and Marum volcanoes.

Volcanoes on Gaua, Tanna, Lopevi and Vanualava have also shown more activity.