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Satellite image of Langila volcano (image by Google Earth View)
Satellite image of Langila volcano (image by Google Earth View)
Langila volcano
stratovolcano 1330 m / 4,363 ft
New Britain, Papua New Guinea, -5.53°S / 148.42°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Langila volcano eruptions:
2009-2013, 2002-08, 1973-2000, 1971-72, 1970, 1969, 1967-68, 1964-66, 1962-63, 1960-61, 1958, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1942 (?), 1907, 1900, 1890, 1884, 1878
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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Background

Langila volcano, whose activity record goes back to the 19th century only, is one of the most active volcanoes of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Langila's frequent activity consists typically of mild-to-moderate explosive eruptions, that are sometimes accompanied by lava flows.


The volcano consists of four small overlapping cones on the lower eastern flank of the extinct Talawe volcano,- the highest volcano in NW New Britain. The rectangular, 2.5-km-long crater of Talawe has a large gap to the SE; the younger Langila volcano formed NE of Talawe's breached crater.


Extensive lava flows have reached the sea from the N and NE flanks of the volcano. Since observations have begun, 3 summit craters have been active. The youngest and smallest of these, with a diameter of 150 m, was formed in 1960.



NASA Earth Observatory


Explosion of Langila volcano 1985


 

Langila volcano news and eruption updates (Papua New Guinea):

latest (May-Jun 2017) | Jan-Apr 2017 | 2016 | archive
Fri, 23 Jun 2017, 18:07
The volcano continues to produce minor explosive (ash emissions) and possibly effusive (lava flows) activity. Ash emissions were detected by Darwin VAAC on satellite imagery on 14 June (1.8 km / 6,000 ft altitude, drifting WNW), and on 20 June (2.1 km / 7,000 ft).
Wed, 21 Jun 2017, 02:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Tue, 20 Jun 2017, 08:00
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 20 Jun 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 22:00
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 13 Jun 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Mon, 5 Jun 2017, 22:30
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 5 Jun 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Wed, 31 May 2017, 22:15
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 31 May 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Fri, 26 May 2017, 13:15
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 26 May 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Fri, 26 May 2017, 12:05
Eruptive activity continues to be intense. On 19 May, an ash plume rose to 4.6 km (15,000 ft) altitude a.s.l. and drifted almost 170 km WSW and dissipated. ...more
Thu, 25 May 2017, 19:15
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Thu, 25 May 2017, 01:15
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 25 May 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]

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