Bagana volcano: news and activity updates
Bagana volcano (Papua New Guinea): ash emissions, increased thermal anomaly
Mon, 29 Aug 2016, 10:5410:54 AM | BY: T
Bagana and its plume of gas/ash seen from Terra satellite today (NASA)
Low-level ash emissions occur at the volcano, producing a plume at estimated 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude drifting west from the volcano.
MODIS thermal signal from Bagana volcano (MIROVA)
The latest Terra satellite image shows a narrow plume of mostly gas and possible light ash content extending about 70 km to the west of Bougainville Island.
A moderate thermal hot spot is visible on MODIS data and has increased recently. This suggests that the volcano's activity (effusive or mildly explosive or both) has picked up recently.
Fri, 5 Aug 2016, 08:05
Minor ash emissions were reported this morning by Darwin VAAC. read all
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