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°ECurrent status
: minor activity or eruption warning
(3 out of 5)Langila webcams / live data
| ReportsLangila volcano booksLangila 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, 1878Typical eruption style:
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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.
NASA Earth Observatory
Explosion of Langila volcano 1985
Langila volcano news and eruption updates (Papua New Guinea):
Langila Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: DISCRETE VA EMISSION TO FL060 MOV NW OBS VA DTG: 05/0320Z to 6000 ft (1800 m)
Mon, 5 Oct 2020, 03:30
03:30 AM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 5 Oct 2020
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:
FVAU02 at 03:20 UTC, 05/10/20 from ADRM
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/10
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: DISCRETE VA EMISSION TO FL060 MOV NW
OBS VA DTG: 05/0320Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL060 S0526 E14822 - S0527 E14814 - S0519
E14814 - S0519 E14822 MOV NW 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 05/0920Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 05/1520Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 05/2120Z NO VA EXP
RMK: DISCRETE VA ERUPTION TO FL060 DISCERNIBLE ON LATEST SAT
IMAGERY MOVING NW AND EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE WITHIN 3-6
HOURS. HEIGHT AND FORECAST BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 05/0300Z
IMAGERY AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20201005/0920Z
On 2 August at 17:50 local time and 3 August at 05:40 local time
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin recorded first eruptions in 2020.
The last explosive eruption occurred in December 2018. read all
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