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Yasur Volcano

Yasur Volcano is located on Tanna Island, Vanuatu at 1,184 ft (361 m) high above sea level. Yasur is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Yasur is known for its spectacular persistent strombolian activity that consists of regular small to violent explosions from one or several vents. It is a stratovolcano, caused by the eastward-moving Indo-Australian Plate being subducted under the westward-moving Pacific Plate. It has been erupting nearly continuously for hundreds of years. It was reported that the glow of the volcano was apparently what attracted Captain James Cook on the first European exploration of the island in 1774.