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Satellite image of Langila volcano (image by Google Earth View)
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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 FL060 OBS 22/0700Z MOV NW to 6000 ft (1800 m)

Sat, 22 Aug 2020, 07:30
07:30 AM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 6000 ft (1800 m) altitude or flight level 060 .
The full report is as follows:

FVAU03 at 07:15 UTC, 22/08/20 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200822/0715Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/6
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL060 OBS
22/0700Z MOV NW
OBS VA DTG: 22/0715Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL060 S0533 E14825 - S0531 E14818 - S0517
E14757 - S0505 E14809 - S0527 E14826 - S0531 E14827 MOV NW
10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 22/1315Z SFC/FL060 S0533 E14825 - S0509
E14736 - S0451 E14754 - S0530 E14827
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 22/1915Z SFC/FL060 S0533 E14825 - S0511
E14737 - S0453 E14750 - S0516 E14819 - S0531 E14827
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 23/0115Z SFC/FL060 S0533 E14825 - S0503
E14742 - S0447 E14802 - S0530 E14828
RMK: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL060 OBSERVED ON HIMAWARI-8
SATELLITE IMAGERY ON 22/0700Z MOVING NW. HEIGHT AND FORECAST
BASED ON SATELLITE IMAGERY AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20200822/1315Z

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