17 Jul 2018

Ambae's volcano starts up again

From , 3:05 pm on 17 July 2018

The volcano on Vanuatu's Ambae Island is emitting a fresh load of ash and smoke after an eruption on Monday. 

Thousands of people left the island after heightened activity in September.

Esline Garaebiti from the local Geohazards Department says the alert level remains at two with a low to moderate chance of increased intensity.

Ms Garaebiti told Koro Vaka'uta the latest eruption is a reminder that the volcano is unpredictable.

Ambae volcano

Ambae volcano Photo: Vanuatu Geohazards Department