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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 OBS TO FL070 EXT 45NM SW AR 26/2020Z OBS VA DTG: 26/2045Z

Mon, 26 Sep 2016, 21:00
21:00 PM |
Satellite image of Bagana volcano on 26 Sep 2016
Satellite image of Bagana volcano on 26 Sep 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0190 at 20:50 UTC, 26/09/16 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20160926/2045Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: BAGANA 255020
PSN: S0608 E15512
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1855M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/264
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL070 EXT 45NM SW AR 26/2020Z
OBS VA DTG: 26/2045Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL070 S0623 E15411 - S0654 E15431 - S0609
E15515 - S0604 E15512 MOV SW 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 27/0245Z SFC/FL070 S0600 E15403 - S0648
E15414 - S0610 E15515 - S0604 E15514
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 27/0845Z SFC/FL070 S0548 E15405 - S0637
E15407 - S0610 E15514 - S0604 E15514
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 27/1445Z SFC/FL070 S0548 E15405 - S0637
E15407 - S0610 E15515 - S0604 E15514
RMK: MINOR VA PLUME OBS EXT TO SW. CONFIDENCE IN PLUME
TERMINAL LENGTH REDUCED DUE TO OBSC MET CLOUD. VA HEIGHT AND
FORECAST MOVEMENT DERIVED FROM HIMAWARI-8 26/2020Z VIS IMAGE
AND EC, ACCESS AND USGFS MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20160927/0245Z

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

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