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lava cone (stratovolcano) 1750 m / 5,741 ft
Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea, -6.14°S / 155.2°E
: 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)
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.
An explosion this morning produced an ash plume to 9,000 ft (2.7 km) altitude this morning, VAAC Darwin reported. ... read all
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
A relatively large SO2 plume from the volcano today indicates a surge in activity (ash explosions, strombolian activity?). ... read all
Elevated SO2 emissions suggest that current activity is strong at the volcano. ... read all
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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