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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)
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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: DISCRETE VA TO FL070 MOV S AT 22/1210Z OBS VA DTG: 22/1230Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Thu, 22 Oct 2020, 12:45
12:45 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 22 Oct 2020
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 22 Oct 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 7000 ft (2100 m) altitude or flight level 070 .
The full report is as follows:

FVAU05 at 12:29 UTC, 22/10/20 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20201022/1230Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/16
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: DISCRETE VA TO FL070 MOV S AT 22/1210Z
OBS VA DTG: 22/1230Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL070 S0531 E14824 - S0530 E14826 - S0550
E14833 - S0550 E14818 MOV S 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 22/1830Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 23/0030Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 23/0630Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA DISCERNIBLE ON LATEST SATELLITE IMAGERY AT 22/1210Z
MOV S OF SUMMIT. VA HEIGHT AND FCST BASED ON HIMAWARI-8
IMAGERY, IR TEMPERATURE AND MODEL GUIDANCE. VA IS EXPECTED
TO DISSIPATE WITHIN 6 HOURS.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20201022/1830Z

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