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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) 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

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):

Langila Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: DISCRETE VA OBS TO FL090 MOV NW AT 22/1950Z to 9000 ft (2700 m)

Tue, 22 Sep 2020, 20:15
20:15 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 22 Sep 2020
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 22 Sep 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 9000 ft (2700 m) altitude or flight level 090 .
The full report is as follows:

FVAU02 at 20:08 UTC, 22/09/20 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200922/2010Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/8
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: DISCRETE VA OBS TO FL090 MOV NW AT
22/1950Z
OBS VA DTG: 22/2010Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL090 S0529 E14824 - S0533 E14821 - S0532
E14817 - S0528 E14818 - S0526 E14822 MOV NW 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 23/0210Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 23/0810Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 23/1410Z NO VA EXP
RMK: DISCRETE VA ERUPTION OBS ON MULTIPLE RGB SATELLITE
CHANNELS. VA HEIGHT FROM IR TEMP OF 12C AND FCST MOV FROM
ACCESS/JMA/US MODEL GUIDANCE. ASH EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE
WITHIN +3 TO +6 HOURS.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20200923/0210Z

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