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lava cone (stratovolcano) 1750 m / 5,741 ft
Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea, -6.14°S / 155.2°E
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Bagana volcano eruptions:
2012, 1972-2011, 1970-71, 1968, 1966-67, 1964-65, 1962-63, 1961, 1959(?)-60, 1953, 1952, 1948-51, 1945-47, 1943, 1939, 1938, 1937, 1909(?), 1908, 1899, 1897, 1894-95, 1883, 1865-83, 1842
Typical eruption style:
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Bagana volcano: news and activity updates
Sun, 27 Sep 2015, 07:25
Thermal signal of Bagana volcano (MIROVA)
Mild activity with occasional explosions seems to continue at the volcano. A volcanic ash plume to 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude was detected this morning extending 55 nautical miles to the NE (Darwin VAAC). ...more
Fri, 5 Jun 2015, 08:58
Based on satellite observations, the volcano has produced a number of ash plumes rising to approx. 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude, which drifted 40 km to the west. (VAAC Darwin) ...more
Thu, 2 Apr 2015, 11:44
Ash emissions have been stronger over the past days, suggesting that activity has picked up. ...more
Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 19:06
An ash plume from the volcano was observed last night, extending at 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude approx. 50 km to the NE (VAAC Darwin).
Wed, 21 Jan 2015, 10:15
A volcanic ash plume to estimated 12,000 ft extending 20 nautical miles to the NE was detected by Darwin VAAC this morning.
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