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Manam volcano located 13 km off the northern coast of New Guinea near Bogia town is one of Papua New Guinea's most active volcanoes. It has one of the longest records of historic eruptions in the SE Pacific region. The larger eruptions of Manam produce pyroclastic flows and sometimes lava flows. Both have repeatedly reached the coast and affected populated areas.
A large series of eruptions began at Manam in November and December 2004. It forced evacuations from the whole island. A pyroclastic flow at Manam volcano on 3 December 1996 killed 13 people in the village of Budua.
stratovolcan 1807 m / 5,928 ft Papua New Guinea, -4.08°S / 145.04°E Condition actuelle: en éruption (4 sur 5) Manam webcams / live data Manam volcano books Eruptions du volcan Manam: Aug 2010 - ongoing, 2004 (24 Oct: subplinian eruption) - Dec 2009, Oct 2003 - March 2004, 2003 (May), 2002 (Oct -?), 2002 (Jan-Mar), 2001 (June), 2000 (June), 1974-1999, 1965-66, 1963-64, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1959-60, 1959, 1956-58, 1954, 1953, 1946-47, 1936-39, 1932-34, 1926-28, 1925, 1924?, 1923, 1922, 1920-21, 1919, 1917, 1909-14?, 1907?, 1904, 1904, 1901-02?, 1899, 1887-95, 1885, 1884?, 1887, 1830, 1700, 1643, 1616 Style éruptif tipique: explosive Derniers séismes proches Derniers images satellite
Satellite image of Manam volcano (c) Google
Manam volcano news and eruption updates (New Guinea):
It seems that no fatalities have occurred during the large explosion on Friday (31 July). According to news articles, only one child was injured by falling lapilli, but survived and could be treated in a hospital. ...plus
Up to 2 cm of ash has been deposited over most of the island, destroying or damaging much farmland, many houses and contaminating water sources. Respiratory problems are a major concern in the aftermath of the eruption, which, however, could easily have had a much worse outcome. There are no reports of evacuations of people from the island (as occurred in 2004, when a similar, although even larger explosion occurred, killing several people and prompting more than 9000 people to be evacuated). [moins]
Ash plume from Manam volcano (Himawari-8 True Color imagery)
A large explosive eruption occurred at the volcano today. The event produced an ash column that rose to approx. 65,000 ft (20 km) altitude and started to drift SW. ...plus
VAAC Darwin changed aviation color code to red. This explosion, vulcanian or perhaps even sub-plinian in size, is the largest at the volcano in over 10 years. It seems to be similar to the powerful 24 Oct 2004 explosion.
Activity at the volcano remains low, with only internal (seismic) unrest detected recently. ...plus
The latest Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report from 11-17 March 2015 writes: "RVO reported that activity at both Manam's Southern Crater and Main Crater was low during 1-18 March although inclement weather made crater observations difficult; no noises were reported. Seismicity had slowly and erratically increased since 28 February, peaked on 13 March and remained at that level through 15 March, and then increased again through 18 March. The seismicity was characterized by small-to-moderate, sub-continuous, and continuous volcanic tremor. Discrete low-frequency earthquakes were also recorded." [moins]
RVO reported that activity at both Manam's Southern Crater and Main Crater was low during 1-31 January; diffuse white vapor emissions were observed rising from both craters during brief clear views. ...plus
Incandescence from Main Crater fluctuated from weak to bright during 19 and 23-27 January. (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 28 January-3 February 2015) [moins]
Current activity of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland: An intense seismic crisis started at Bárdarbunga volcano on 16 August 2014 and is continuing at the time of writing (23 Aug). It may or may not lead to a volcanic eruption, possibly under the Vatnajökull ice cap.
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