Ambrym island contains is one of the most active volcanoes in Melanesia. Ambrym is famous for the lava lakes which regularly appear in the summit craters.
Ambrym Island is a centre for magic, carvings, and Rom dancing.
The first records of activity were in 1774 when Cook viewed emissions during his second round the world voyage. The volcano was first climbed in the late 1800's and produced destructive eruptions in 1894, 1913, 1929, and 1951.
During the 1980's and 1990's activity included lava lakes in the summit craters. Ambrym volcano is atypical because of its basaltic nature in a subduction zone.
A new eruption was reported at Ambrym volcano, Vanuatu on 21st February 2015. A new vent opened in the caldera and dense ash 8000 ft altitude. A lava flow was reported by pilots. If confirmed, the new lava flow is the first at Ambrym since 1989. Tourists and residents are advised of the danger near the active vents due to increased activity. The alert level at Ambrym is raised to 3 (out of maximum 4).
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