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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.



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Explosion of Langila volcano 1985


 

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

Langila Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL080 MOV NW OBS AT 01/0720Z to 8000 ft (2400 m)

Sun, 2 Aug 2020, 08:00
08:00 AM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Langila volcano on  2 Aug 2020
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 2 Aug 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 8000 ft (2400 m) altitude or flight level 080 .
The full report is as follows:

FVAU02 at 07:50 UTC, 02/08/20 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200802/0750Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/1
INFO SOURCE: HIMIWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL080 MOV NW OBS
AT 01/0720Z
OBS VA DTG: 02/0750Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL080 S0535 E14827 - S0535 E14816 - S0530
E14803 - S0511 E14806 - S0524 E14827 MOV NW 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 02/1350Z SFC/FL080 S0534 E14828 - S0534
E14750 - S0502 E14749 - S0524 E14827
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 02/1950Z SFC/FL080 S0534 E14827 - S0534
E14749 - S0501 E14749 - S0524 E14827
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 03/0150Z SFC/FL080 S0534 E14827 - S0530
E14734 - S0456 E14743 - S0524 E14827
RMK: VA DISCERNIBLE ON VISIBLE AND RGB SATELLITE IMAGERY. IR
TEMPERATURE GIVES VA HEIGHT OF 8000FT. ADVISORY WILL BE
UPDATED IF MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20200802/1340Z

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