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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: CONTINUOUS VA ERUPTION TILL FL060 MOV N OBS VA DTG: 29/2103Z to 6000 ft (1800 m)

Sat, 29 Feb 2020, 21:15
21:15 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Bagana volcano on 29 Feb 2020
Satellite image of Bagana volcano on 29 Feb 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 6000 ft (1800 m) altitude or flight level 060 .
The full report is as follows:

FVAU04 at 21:04 UTC, 29/02/20 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200229/2103Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: BAGANA 255020
PSN: S0608 E15512
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1855M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/1
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS VA ERUPTION TILL FL060 MOV N
OBS VA DTG: 29/2103Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL060 S0606 E15509 - S0442 E15457 - S0444
E15542 - S0606 E15515 MOV N 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 01/0303Z SFC/FL060 S0606 E15515 - S0605
E15508 - S0443 E15458 - S0448 E15540
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 01/0903Z SFC/FL060 S0607 E15515 - S0606
E15508 - S0443 E15458 - S0447 E15543
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 01/1503Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA CLAEARLY DISCERNIBLE ON LATEST HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY.
FORECAST MOVEMENT AND HEIGHT IS BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY
AND MODEL GUIDANCE. VA EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE WITHIN 18HRS.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20200301/0303Z

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