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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: VA EMISSION TO FL160 AT 09/0840Z MOV W OBS VA DTG: 09/0924Z to 16000 ft (4900 m)

Sat, 9 Jan 2021, 09:30
09:30 AM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Langila volcano on  9 Jan 2021
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 9 Jan 2021
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 16000 ft (4900 m) altitude or flight level 160 .
The full report is as follows:

FVAU02 at 09:25 UTC, 09/01/21 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210109/0924Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2021/1
INFO SOURCE: VOLCAT, HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSION TO FL160 AT 09/0840Z MOV W
OBS VA DTG: 09/0924Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL160 S0529 E14825 - S0534 E14828 - S0538
E14825 - S0538 E14815 - S0529 E14814 MOV W 05KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 09/1524Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 09/2124Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 10/0324Z NO VA EXP
RMK: DISCRETE EMISSION TO FL160 MOV W. ERUPTION IS SHORT
LIVED AND VA EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE WITHIN 6 HOURS. HEIGHT
AND MOVEMENT BAED ON HIMAWARI-8 09/0900Z IMAGERY AND MODEL
GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20210109/1524Z=

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