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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: VA TO FL070 MOV N 05KT OBS VA DTG: 24/1015Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 10:30
10:30 AM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 24 Oct 2020
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 24 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:

FVAU02 at 10:14 UTC, 24/10/20 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20201024/1015Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/18
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA TO FL070 MOV N 05KT
OBS VA DTG: 24/1015Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL070 S0531 E14827 - S0530 E14822 - S0525
E14823 - S0525 E14829 - S0530 E14830 MOV N 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 24/1615Z SFC/FL070 S0516 E14822 - S0506
E14821 - S0505 E14838 - S0516 E14837
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 24/2215Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 25/0415Z NO VA EXP
RMK: DISCRETE ERUPTION TO FL070 MOV N. HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT
BASED ON MODEL GUIDANCE. VA EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE WITHIN 2
HRS. LOW CONFIDENCE IN FCST DUE TO LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20201024/1615Z

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