Volcano number:257040
Region:Melanesia and Australia
Geodetic measurements?No
Deformation observation?
Measurement method(s):No measurements
Duration of observation:
Inferred cause of deformation:
Characteristics of deformation:

There are some GPS stations on the island of Ambrym (used for tectonic studies), but there is no published data on volcanic deformation. Ambrym is a basaltic volcano, with a 12 km wide caldera. Ambrym has an ephemeral lava lake, and has had several recent eruptions. The most recent was in 2015, but smaller eruptions from cones within the caldera have possibly occurred approximately yearly during historical times.


Reference:Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program
Location:168.12, -16.25

THis photography (by Steven Clegg, 2007) shows the lava lake inside Mbwelesu crater within Marum cone on June 7, 2007.