Spectacular ‘bubble-bursting’ eruptions and gas flares at Yasur volcano (Vanuatu)


A strong M6.8 earthquake hit Vanuatu on May 10, 2017.

Since then, a larger vent diameter and high magma level results in some spectacular ‘bubble-bursting’ eruptions and gas flares at Yasur volcano.

These awesome videos were captured by Benjamin Simmons:

And here again, a day before:

Approaching the crater at Yasur volcano is dangerous at any time – projectiles, toxic gas and avalanches. Look at the volcanic bomb it can throw several hundred meters away:

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Such projectiles can be ejected from the crater during a strombolian eruption of Yasur in Vanuatu. via Twitter

Mount Yasur is a volcano on Tanna Island, Vanuatu, 361 m (1,184 ft) high above sea level. It has been erupting nearly continuously for over 3 years, although it can usually be approached safely. Its eruptions, which often occur several times an hour, are classified as Strombolian or Vulcanian.

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