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Welcome to the new IVHHN web site. Apologies for the recent downtime whilst we constructed this web site. Some materials are still under construction, but there will be more updates soon

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Mount Sinabung, Indonesia, credit @yoshginsu
Vog Portal screenshot

IVHHN, in assocation with the Hawaii State Department of Health and USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are pleased to announce the new Vog Dashboard, accessible from the Public Information tab (Hawaii vog).

Mount Merapi - credit @robotboy

Activity at Merapi volcano declined through November 2010 and a fieldtrip by our team in early December 2010 found that ash had been rapidly removed from the environment by heavy rainfall.

Eyjafjallajökull 2010 - photo credit @marcszeglat - vulkane.net

A new study led by IVHHN Director Claire Horwell has concluded that the ash from the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull earlier this year does not have the potential to cause long-term respiratory health problems for Icelanders.

Cities on Volcanoes

Cities on Volcanoes 6 will take place at Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) in May-June 2010. There will be a session dedicated to volcanic health hazards and IVHHN will be holding a workshop at the conference too.