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Vanuatu volcano monitoring hampered by equipment theft

Vanuatu volcano monitoring hampered by equipment theft

Updated 12 April 2013, 11:03 AEST

Vanuatu authorities are continuing to warn people on the island of Tanna to be alert for increased activity from the Yasur volcano.

In it's latest activity bulletin Yasur was placed at alert level two, due to increased explosive activity.

Local villages are being affected ash falls and road closures.

However, remote monitoring of the volcano is being hampered by the theft of a number of solar panels used to help power the sensing equipment.

Presenter: Campbell Cooney

Speaker: Sylvain Todman, Vanuatu's Department of Meteorology and Geohazards

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