17 Sep 2012

Vanuatu volcanic alert unchanged at level two

1:32 pm on 17 September 2012

The warning level for Mount Yasur on Vanuatu's Tanna Island remains unchanged today after violent eruptions last week prompted a warning level rise.

The Vanuatu Geohazards Observatory raised the alert to level two on Thursday, which it says is unlikely to change in the near future.

Ash fell in villages surrounding Mount Yasur over the weekend and visitors are being warned not to hike to the summit following the eruptions.

The Observatory's manager, Esline Garaebiti, says while the falling ash caused no damage, the warning level will remain in place.