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Bagana volcano
lava cone (stratovolcano) 1750 m / 5,741 ft
Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea, -6.14°S / 155.2°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5) 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:

Bagana volcano: news and activity updates

Bagana volcano (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea) activity update

Mon, 17 Jun 2013, 12:05
12:05 PM | BY: T
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).

Previous news

Fri, 7 Jun 2013, 16:45
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) ... read all
Sat, 25 May 2013, 16:40
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) ... read all
Wed, 22 May 2013, 10:05
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) ... read all
Mon, 6 May 2013, 06:16
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). ... read all
Thu, 2 May 2013, 12:16
SO2 plume from Bagana today (NOAA)
Heightened activity continues at Bagana. The latest NOAA satellite data reveal a significant plume of SO2 from the volcano. ... read all
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