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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:
explosive

Bagana volcano: news and activity updates

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

Mon, 26 Aug 2013, 12:43
12:43 PM | BY: T
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.

Previous news

Mon, 22 Jul 2013, 03:55
SO2 plume from Bagana volcano (NOAA)
An small SO2 plume is seen on satellite images drifting from Bagana volcano. This suggests continuing activity. ... read all
Mon, 17 Jun 2013, 12:05
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). ... read all
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
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