Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Vanuatu's volcano loosing its steam!
Harrison said the Office has not yet dispatched fresh water supplies to affected villages, and is waiting on further reports from police on the ground."We are taking precautionary measure, take it very slowly and see the activity until it really cools down and then we will just lower the level," said Harrison.He said reports of an eruption on Tanna, another volcano, last week related to a minor landslide on the volcanic crater, but nothing major.
There was a volcano eruption in December last year on the remote Ambae Island of Vanuatu. Villagers around have been evacuated for about one month from the path of a possible lahar, or mud flow.The South Pacific Vanuatu groups a string of more than 80 islands, most of the islands being inhabited. Some have active volcanos.