Fears of an imminent volcanic eruption have prompted the Vanuatu Government to order the full-scale evacuation of Ambae island.
Photo: The Manaro volcano on Ambae island is already erupting at a "moderate" level. (Facebook: Vanuatu Red Cross)
Around 8,000 people have already left their homes and headed to evacuation centres in coastal areas.Sept. 24:
Vanuatu's Prime Minister Charlot Salwai announced the compulsory evacuation of the entire island, with the aim to have it completed by Friday next week.
The alert level for the Ambae's Manaro volcano was raised to four last Saturday, the second highest level in Vanuatu's alert system, indicating a "moderate" eruption.
Mr Salwai said travel restrictions would be imposed but for now Air Vanuatu said flights to the island were continuing.
Australia had responded to a request for assistance and was helping fund supplies like food, water and shelter, Australia's High Commission in Vanuatu said....MORE
And On the Island of Ambae in Vanuatu Over 2/3 of the Population Evacuated Because Of Volcano Manaro Voui
Anyone else thinking it might be time to go with some human sacrifice stuff?
Maybe a politician or two to assuage the cyclone/earthquake/volcano gods?