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Lamington volcano (Papua New Guinea) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 24 April-30 April 2002 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 24 Apr 2002, 06:00 06:00 AM | BY: VN
Scientists from the Rabaul Volcano Observatory carried out a 4-day investigation at Lamington and concluded that there was no new volcanic activity. For the previous 3-4 weeks rumors had been circulating that Lamington was active, with reports of "fire" and "smoke" emanating from the volcano, felt earthquakes, and volcanic noises.

Source: Rabaul Volcano Observatory (RVO) via the Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Center
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2002. Report on Lamington. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 24 April-30 April 2002. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Lamington volcano
stratovolcano 1680 m / 5,512 ft
New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), -8.95°S / 148.15°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Lamington volcano eruptions:
Typical eruption style
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