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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 (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): magnitude 7.2 earathquake

Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 07:48
07:48 AM | BY: T
A major magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck 50 km south of the volcano today.

Previous news

Tue, 10 Dec 2013, 08:36
New explosions occurred this morning. An ash plume rose to 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude this morning and drifted 20 nautical miles to the east (VAAC Darwin). ... read all
Mon, 9 Dec 2013, 15:24
Elevated activity continues at the volcano. An ash plume at estimated up to 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude and drifting NE was observed earlier today (VAAC Darwin). ... read all
Thu, 5 Dec 2013, 11:24
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. ... read all
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

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