Mount Yasur, a volcano in Vanuatu, is the most active, accessible, volcano in the world, and has been erupting steadily for over 800 years.

  • Mount Yasur is located on Tanna Island and stands 1,184 feet (361 meters) above sea level
  • The volcano can be seen and heard erupting multiple times a day
  • It’s most active during the wet season, from late February to April
  • The land around Mount Yasur is all dead and clear of vegetation because of the eruptions
  • Tourist regularly visit the volcano and stand on its edge to watch the natural fireworks display
  • It was originally documented as erupting by Captain James Cook in 1774, but is believed to have been continuously erupting for long before that


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