Interesting Facts About the Yasur Volcano

Jan 3, 2008 Full story: Associated Content 16

“King Roymata", who is reported to be "cannibalistic and warring”

The Yasur Volcano found in Tanna Island is a famous tourist destination. The volcano is active year round, and tourists have no problem getting there. via Associated Content

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VICTOR

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Feb 5, 2008
I LOVE THE VOLCANOE A LOT A THINK I AM GOING TO DIE. SHOW ME MORE PICTUES.

“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#2 Feb 23, 2008
The bit about the 20m rise is interesting.

The usual HORIZONTAL compression max for a classical island arc such as the New Hebrides sector is 18m so a vertical uplift of that magnitude up the megathrust ramp would be very unusual.

The area is however locked & loaded as a result of the hangup between Papua & the Caroline plateau, so this may be an example of the overcompression typical of active island arcs just before a cordillera r/lx event lets go aft creating a bloody great big tsunami & cascades along the adjoining arcs.

Be interesting to find out whether the 20m rise is ash deposit or tectonic uplift.

Have a nice day: Ag
lasiae

Snow Hill, NC

#3 Mar 17, 2008
soooooooooooooooooooo booooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrri iiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnggggggggggg ggggggggg it says it is so boring
kid doing homework

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Mar 31, 2008
I CANT FIND THE LAVA TYPE OF YASUR VOLCANO
kid doing homework

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Mar 31, 2008
homework SUCKS
kid doing homework

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Mar 31, 2008
not booooorrriiinnnggg
i want to be a geologist for a career so stfu

“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#7 Apr 1, 2008
kid doing homework wrote:
I CANT FIND THE LAVA TYPE OF YASUR VOLCANO
Currently Andesite.

Was previously Basaltic Andesite at the point when the E.flank let go and unroofed the high level magma chamber in a massive avalanche which produced impressive basaltic andesite ignimbrites.

Volcano currently hosts a large basaltic andesite magma chamber with andesite distilled up over the roof region which pops out through the roof fracture vents. The magma chamber fills another large pre avalanche fracture with the magma chamber growing as the E.slope slowly slides downslope.

Have a nice day: Ag
hfeuryuiowohr

Pawtucket, RI

#8 May 27, 2008
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kid doing komework 2

Winthrop, MA

#9 Dec 14, 2009
i cant find the first eruption of the volcano yasur!!!!!
cat1069

Bluffton, SC

#10 Feb 8, 2012
cant find when did eruption or any good facts about it i hate projets my project is due febuary 13 2012 on monday dont have any thing on my poster this really suck so badly.i am going to a different web site. because this is not working very well goooooooooooooooood byyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yyyyyye

“Perasaan kita sama ♡”

Since: Jun 11

Atlantis, Indonesia

#11 Mar 8, 2012
i like volcano bcoz i like adrenaline .
Ricklaenn

United States

#12 Apr 9, 2012
i dunno
Luke Lewin

Bundoora, Australia

#13 Nov 15, 2012
I love volcanos
Tim Lowe

Bundoora, Australia

#14 Nov 15, 2012
I love volcanosI love volcanos

“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#15 Nov 19, 2012
kid doing komework 2 wrote:
i cant find the first eruption of the volcano yasur!!!!!
Neither can anybody else (is is approx 2Km below ground level).

Have a nice day: Ag
dognes

Pittsburgh, PA

#16 Nov 28, 2012
youtube.com/watch...
it Special?

Yasur volcano "raised 20 m" (Smithsonian, 2007) in the last "century," which is intriguing to all geologists. One of the myths was about "King Roymata", who is reported to be "cannibalistic and warring" with "other tribes of Vanuatu" . According to Yahoo News (2007), Jose Garanger excavated the murdered body of the king seven centuries later. The legend stated that "47 people died" with the king, but they were "buried alive". The archeologists found a grave and the skeletons of the people, who were in the legend

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