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: VA TO FL100 MOV WSW OBS VA DTG: 06/1330Z to 10000 ft (3000 m)
Tue, 6 Oct 2020, 13:30
13:30 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 6 Oct 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 10000 ft (3000 m) altitude or flight level 100 .
The full report is as follows:
FVAU02 at 13:28 UTC, 06/10/20 from ADRM
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/12
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA TO FL100 MOV WSW
OBS VA DTG: 06/1330Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 S0533 E14826 - S0537 E14820 - S0536
E14815 - S0528 E14819 - S0530 E14826 MOV W 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 06/1930Z SFC/FL100 S0532 E14826 - S0536
E14823 - S0542 E14808 - S0536 E14803 - S0528 E14804 - S0529
E14824 - S0530 E14826
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 07/0130Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 07/0730Z NO VA EXP
RMK: DISCRETE VA ERUPTION SEEN ON RGB SATELLITE IMAGERY. VA
HEIGHT TO FL100 BASED ON IR TEMP OF 10 DEG. MOVEMENT BASED
ON US AND EC MODEL GUIDANCE. VA EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE WITHIN
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20201006/1930Z
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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