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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)
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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
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Bagana volcano: news and activity updates

Bagana volcano (Papua New Guinea): ash emissions, increased thermal anomaly

Monday Aug 29, 2016 10:54 AM | BY: T

Bagana and its plume of gas/ash seen from Terra satellite today (NASA)
Bagana and its plume of gas/ash seen from Terra satellite today (NASA)
MODIS thermal signal from Bagana volcano (MIROVA)
MODIS thermal signal from Bagana volcano (MIROVA)
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.
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.
Previous news
Bagana volcano this morning with a small plume extending SW
Friday, Aug 05, 2016
Minor ash emissions were reported this morning by Darwin VAAC. ... [more]
Friday, Jul 29, 2016
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. [more]

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016
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?). ... [more]
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
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. [more]
Monday, May 23, 2016
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. [more]

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