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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: normal or dormant (1 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 (Papua New Guinea): ash explosions

Thu, 19 Sep 2013, 00:36
00:36 AM | BY: T
Bougainville Island (PNG) with Bagana volcano and a gas (with ash?) plume drifting SW (Terra / NASA satellite image 18 Sep)
Bougainville Island (PNG) with Bagana volcano and a gas (with ash?) plume drifting SW (Terra / NASA satellite image 18 Sep)
It seems that the volcano has entered a more active phase, producing several explosions in the past days that sent ash plumes to altitudes of 8-9,000 ft (2.4-2.7 km) altitude.
A recent Terra satellite image shows a degassing plume drifting SW, another indication of the presence of fresh magma at the volcano.

Previous news

Mon, 16 Sep 2013, 15:21
An eruption was reported this morning, producing an ash plume rising to 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude and drifting 30 nautical miles to the NW (VAAC Darwin). ... read all
Mon, 26 Aug 2013, 12:43
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. ... read all
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

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