Infrared footage by NZDF shows Vanuatu’s Manaro volcano

Infrared imagery taken during a New Zealand Defense Force aerial survey on September 27 showed huge columns of smoke, ash and volcanic rocks billowing from the crater of Manaro Voui volcano on Vanuatu’s Ambae Island.

Acting Air Component Commander, Group Captain Nick Olney says the situation on Ambae is becoming more dangerous the Volcano is very active with visible ash cloud, the crater is erupting and lave plumes.

“the evacuations of the people on Ambae is quite critical at the moment” he says

“We have good imagery including infrared imagery imagery which the scientist will use to determine what is to come in the next few day’s”

An aerial survey of Ambae island by the New Zealand Air Force has found the Monaro volcano is showing strong signs of an impending eruption.

A P-K2 Orion aircraft has been taking photos of Monaro and the rumbling twin volcanoes on Ambrym, as Vanuatu’s Disaster Management officers continue to evacuate its 10,000 residents to safety.