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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:

Bagana volcano: news and activity updates

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

Thu, 5 Dec 2013, 11:24
11:24 AM | BY: T
Degassing plume from Bagana today and heat signal on 30 Nov (Blog Culture Volcan)
Degassing plume from Bagana today and heat signal on 30 Nov (Blog Culture Volcan)
The volcano remains the currently most active of Papua New Guinea. Abundant degassing (SO2) and a significant heat signal are visible on satellite imagery and indicate lava effusion at the summit vent, perhaps the growth of a lava dome.

Previous news

Sat, 16 Nov 2013, 10:51
An explosion this morning produced an ash plume to 9,000 ft (2.7 km) altitude this morning, VAAC Darwin reported. ... read all
Thu, 14 Nov 2013, 11:33
Explosions continue. An ash plume was spotted this morning at 9,000 ft (2,7 km) altitude extending 60 nautical miles to the west. ... read all
Mon, 4 Nov 2013, 20:45
SO2 plume from Bagana volcano (NOAA)
A relatively large SO2 plume from the volcano today indicates a surge in activity (ash explosions, strombolian activity?). ... read all
Thu, 3 Oct 2013, 16:55
SO2 plume from Bagana volcano (NOAA)
Elevated SO2 emissions suggest that current activity is strong at the volcano. ... read all
Thu, 19 Sep 2013, 00:36
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. read all

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