Tavurvur volcano (Rabaul, New Britain, Papua New Guinea): new volcanic unrest detected
Saturday Jun 09, 2012 10:46 AM | BY: T
Rabaul's Tavurvur volcano has been showing signs of unrest. The RVO reported white steam emissions during May and several high-frequency volcano-tectonic earthquakes although seismicity overall was still very low.
The last eruptions of Tavurvur were in August 2011.
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Thursday, Jan 05, 2012
Education is a key problem in the remote parts of Papua New Guinea, as well as in Rabaul, a city destroyed from a volcanic eruption. ... [more]
Thursday, Aug 04, 2011
Tavur is erupting again! As Ulla reports from a message from the Rabaul Volcano Observatory: "Since August 3rd 8:30 local time Tavurvur (Rabaul/PNG) is active again, ejecting ash clouds up to 700m high. The clouds are so dense that they need 2 hours to clear out." [more]
Thursday, Aug 13, 2009
During 5-11 August ash plumes from Rabaul caldera's Tavurvur cone rose to altitudes of 2.1-3 km. [more]
Thursday, Jan 15, 2009
3-14 January ash plumes from Rabaul rose to altitudes of 1,7 km. Explosions and incandescence were visible. There were no flights by Air Niugini because of ash fall until 13 January. On January 11 two vents opened at the SW flank. [more]
Friday, Nov 21, 2008
It was reported that during 12 and 16-18 November ash plumes from Rabaul caldera's Tavurvur ... [more]