23 Jul 2018

Aid sent to Ambae as fresh volcanic activity

From , 5:05 am on 23 July 2018

Vulcanologists and a Red Cross team have been to the Vanuatu island of Ambae following fresh volcanic activity which transformed the landscape there last week.

Locals have reported much of the east and north of the island experienced heavy ashfall after an eruption from the Manaro volcano intensified last Monday.

Since September, the volcanic activity has fluctuated, sparking evacuations on two occasions to nearby islands.

Koro Vaka'uta reports.