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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA TO FL100 OBS EXT 85NM TO SW AT 08/2100Z.

Thu, 8 Sep 2016, 21:30
21:30 PM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0405 at 21:27 UTC, 08/09/16 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20160908/2125Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: BAGANA 255020
PSN: S0608 E15512
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1855M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/259
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA TO FL100 OBS EXT 85NM TO SW AT
08/2100Z.
OBS VA DTG: 08/2125Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 S0605 E15512 - S0622 E15458 - S0640
E15451 - S0705 E15442 - S0727 E15441 - S0725 E15501 - S0711
E15508 - S0700 E15503 - S0631 E15509 - S0612 E15519 MOV SW
10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 09/0325Z SFC/FL100 S0604 E15511 - S0623
E15453 - S0652 E15443 - S0656 E15510 - S0613 E15517
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 09/0925Z SFC/FL100 S0604 E15512 - S0616
E15443 - S0637 E15501 - S0612 E15517
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 09/1525Z SFC/FL100 S0604 E15513 - S0607
E15439 - S0631 E15452 - S0612 E15518
RMK: VA CLEARLY OBS MOV TO SW ON LATEST SAT IMAGERY. HEIGHT
AND FORECAST DERIVED FORM HIMAWARI-8 VIS IMAGERY AND ACCES-R
MODEL GUIDANCE. LOW CONFIDENCE IN T+18 FCST POLYGON DUE TO
LIGHT AND VRB WINDS.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20160909/0325Z

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

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