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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: restless (2 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 (Papua New Guinea): intermittent ash emissions reported

Fri, 5 Aug 2016, 08:05
08:05 AM | BY: T
Bagana volcano this morning with a small plume extending SW
Bagana volcano this morning with a small plume extending SW
Minor ash emissions were reported this morning by Darwin VAAC.
A gas plume with possibly light ash content is visible on this morning's satellite image extending WSW from the volcano.

Previous news

Fri, 29 Jul 2016, 08:29
A small ash emission from the volcano was reported yesterday evening. According to Darwin VAAC, a plume at approx. 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude extended 35 km west from the volcano. ... read all
Thu, 21 Jul 2016, 07:58
The volcano's activity seems to have increased a bit during the past days although it is currently unknown what is exactly going on (growing lava dome? effusion of lava flows?). read all
Thu, 16 Jun 2016, 15:35
Darwin VAAC reported several small ash plumes drifting west from the volcano today and during the past days, suggesting that mild eruptive activity continues at the volcano. ... read all
Mon, 23 May 2016, 10:20
Mild eruptive activity continues at the volcano. Darwin VAAC reported an ash plume that rose to 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude and drifted west yesterday. ... read all
Sun, 8 May 2016, 10:26
Heat signal from Bagana volcano (MIROVA)
Mild explosive activity continues to occur at the volcano. In recent days, reports of small ash plumes have become more frequent. A thermal hot spot is visible on satellite imagery as well. read all

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