Bagana volcano: news and activity updates
Thursday, Dec 05, 2013
Saturday, Nov 16, 2013
An explosion this morning produced an ash plume to 9,000 ft (2.7 km) altitude this morning, VAAC Darwin reported.
Thursday, Nov 14, 2013
Explosions continue. An ash plume was spotted this morning at 9,000 ft (2,7 km) altitude extending 60 nautical miles to the west.
Monday, Nov 04, 2013
Thursday, Oct 03, 2013
Thursday, Sep 19, 2013
It seems that the volcano has entered a more active phase, producing several explosions in the past days that sent ash plumes to altitudes of 8-9,000 ft (2.4-2.7 km) altitude. ...more
Bougainville Island (PNG) with Bagana volcano and a gas (with ash?) plume drifting SW (Terra / NASA satellite image 18 Sep)
Monday, Sep 16, 2013
An eruption was reported this morning, producing an ash plume rising to 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude and drifting 30 nautical miles to the NW (VAAC Darwin).
Monday, Aug 26, 2013
A hot spot remains visible at the volcano, indicating that some activity continues. This is likely mostly effusive in style, because no recent significant ash emissions have been detected.
Monday, Jul 22, 2013
Monday, Jun 17, 2013
An ash plume at 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude was observed on satellite images extending 20 nautical miles to the NW (VAAC Darwin).
Friday, Jun 07, 2013
Eruptions continue at Bagana. Occasionally, ash plumes are detected on satellite data such as on 4 June when a plume at 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude extended 20 nautical miles to the west. (VAAC Darwin)
Saturday, May 25, 2013
An explosion produced an ash plume rising to 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude and drifting 20 nautical miles to the NW earlier today. (VAAC Darwin)
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Activity continues at the volcano with sporadic explosions. A volcanic ash plume was observed at 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude extending 30 nautical miles to the west on 21 May. (Darwin VAAC)
Monday, May 06, 2013
Eruptions have intensified at the volcano. Over the past 2 days, several explosions produced ash plumes rising to about 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude and drifting 30-45 nautical miles to the W and NW (VAAC Darwin).
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013
Monday, Apr 15, 2013
Activity at the volcano continues. A volcanic ash plume was observed at 6,000 ft (1.8 km) altitude and extending 15 nautical miles to the S and W.
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013
More explosions have occurred. Ash emissions reached 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude, VAAC Darwin reported.
Sunday, Apr 07, 2013
A stronger eruptive phase has been occurring since last night. Several ash plumes reaching 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude have been observed drifting 45 nautical miles to the WSW (VAAC Darwin).
Monday, Mar 25, 2013
An explosion produced an ash plume rising to 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude which drifted 25 nautical miles to the east. (VAAC Darwin)
Saturday, Mar 23, 2013
Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013
Darwin VAAC reported that during 12-14 February ash plumes from Bagana rose to an altitude of 1.5 km (5,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 35-55 km SW and NW.
Monday, Feb 11, 2013
Friday, Feb 08, 2013
An eruption last night produced an ash plume rising to 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude last night, VAAC Darwin reported.
Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013
Thursday, Jan 24, 2013
Thermal hot spots and SO2 plumes are often visible on satellite data. This indicates that some (weak) activity is present at the volcano.