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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:
explosive

Bagana volcano: news and activity updates

Bagana volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA OBS TO FL070 EXT 50NM TO NW AT 06/2030Z.

Tue, 6 Sep 2016, 21:00
21:00 PM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0405 at 20:58 UTC, 06/09/16 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20160906/2100Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: BAGANA 255020
PSN: S0608 E15512
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1855M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/253
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL070 EXT 50NM TO NW AT
06/2030Z.
OBS VA DTG: 06/2100Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL070 S0608 E15515 - S0534 E15457 - S0531
E15430 - S0553 E15429 - S0611 E15512 MOV NW 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 07/0300Z SFC/FL070 S0532 E15420 - S0612
E15419 - S0611 E15513 - S0607 E15515
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 07/0900Z SFC/FL070 S0532 E15420 - S0612
E15419 - S0611 E15513 - S0607 E15515
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 07/1500Z SFC/FL070 S0541 E15411 - S0628
E15410 - S0611 E15514 - S0605 E15514
RMK: VA VISIBLE ON SAT IMAGERY MOV NW. VA HEIGHT AND
MOVEMENT BASED ON HIMAWARI IMAGERY AND EC/US GFS/ACCESS
MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20160907/0300Z

Previous news

Mon, 29 Aug 2016, 10:54
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. ... read all
Fri, 5 Aug 2016, 08:05
Bagana volcano this morning with a small plume extending SW
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

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