31 Jul 2018

Pentecost and Maewo now hit by Ambae volcano's impact

From , 5:04 am on 31 July 2018

A Vanuatu journalist says conditions are becoming critical on parts of Pentecost and Maewo islands as a result of volcanic ash fall from neighbouring Ambae.

Mt Manaro on Ambae has been erupting intermittently for ten months but an escalation in ash fall over the past two weeks has prompted the government to announce a mandatory evacuation.

Two of the islands earmarked to take the displaced Ambaeans are Maewo and Pentecost but in recent days parts of both islands have themselves been suffering significant ash fall.

Vanuatu Daily Post journalist Godwin Ligo spoke with Don Wiseman who began by asking him how far Pentecost is from Ambae.

Impact of ash fall on Pentecost

Impact of ash fall on Pentecost Photo: supplied