Eruption news & updates:
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) [more]
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). [more]
Volcanoes of Papua New Guinea (67 volcanoes)
Northeast of New Guinea (13 volcanoes): Kairinu | Blup Blup | Kadovar | Bam | Boisa | Manam | Karkar | unnamed | Yomba | Long Island | Umboi | Sakar | Ritter Island
New Britain Island (21 volcanoes): Langila | unnamed | Narage | Mundua | Garove | Bola | Garbuna | Garua | Dakataua | Lolo | Pago | Buru | unnamed | Walo | Karai (Sulu Range) | Hargy | Lolobau | Bamus | Ulawun | Tavui | Rabaul (Tavurvur)
New Guinea (15 volcanoes): Bosavi | Doma Peaks | Giluwe | Crater Mountain | Yelia | Koranga | Madilogo | Musa River | Lamington | Managlase | Hydrographers Range | Victory | Waiowa | Sassagara | Trafalgar
North Solomons Province (7 volcanoes): Tore | Balbi | Billy Mitchell | Bagana | Bakanovi | Takuan | Loloru
All active volcanoes of Papua New Guinea are listed. Papua New Guinea has the most active volcanoes in the South West Pacific. Its most active volcanoes include Manam, Karkar, Lamington, Langila, Ulawun, Rabaul and Bagana volcano.
The volcanoes of Papua New Guinea are found in 2 principal volcanic arcs, the 1000 km long Bismarck Arc stretching WNW-ESE at north of New Guinea and New Britain Island, from the north coast of New Guinea near the border with Indonesia, to Bougainville Island in the east. This arc is a result of the northward subducting Solomon Sea beneath the Bismarck Sea plate.
The second volcanic arc forms the volcanoes on the south-eastern peninsula of New Guinea and is caused by the northward subduction of the Coral Sea.