Satellite image of Langila volcano (image by Google Earth View)
stratovolcano 1330 m / 4,363 ft
New Britain, Papua New Guinea, -5.53°S / 148.42°E
: 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
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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 VA DTG: 02/1940Z to 8000 ft (2400 m)
Sun, 2 Aug 2020, 19:45
19:45 PM | BY: VN
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 19:40 UTC, 02/08/20 from ADRM
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/3
INFO SOURCE: HIMIWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL080 MOV NW
OBS VA DTG: 02/1940Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL080 S0535 E14828 - S0534 E14746 - S0456
E14745 - S0526 E14828 MOV NW 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 03/0140Z SFC/FL080 S0535 E14827 - S0527
E14735 - S0454 E14746 - S0526 E14829
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 03/0740Z SFC/FL080 S0535 E14827 - S0523
E14736 - S0445 E14750 - S0528 E14828
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 03/1340Z SFC/FL080 S0535 E14827 - S0519
E14734 - S0443 E14747 - S0526 E14829
RMK: VA DISCERNIBLE ON RGB SATELLITE IMAGERY MOV W AND NW AT
02/1120Z. IR TEMPERATURE GAVE VA HEIGHT OF 8000FT. AREA
CURRENTLY OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD. HOTSPOT VISIBLE ON SAT
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20200803/0140Z
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