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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: normal or dormant (1 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.



NASA Earth Observatory


Explosion of Langila volcano 1985


 

Langila volcano news and eruption updates (Papua New Guinea):

Thu, 29 Dec 2016, 18:38
Heat sources on Langila volcano (MODIS, Univ. Hawai'i)
A new eruption is occurring at the volcano. Satellite data which show a strong thermal anomaly suggest lava extrusion probably on the northern summit area. ...more
Fri, 23 Dec 2016, 22:45
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 23 Dec 2016
Thu, 22 Dec 2016, 07:30
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 22 Dec 2016
Wed, 21 Dec 2016, 13:30
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 21 Dec 2016
Tue, 20 Dec 2016, 23:45
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 20 Dec 2016
Tue, 13 Dec 2016, 15:00
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 13 Dec 2016
Mon, 12 Dec 2016, 21:00
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 12 Dec 2016
Sat, 10 Dec 2016, 21:15
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 10 Dec 2016
Wed, 7 Dec 2016, 21:30
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 7 Dec 2016
Mon, 5 Dec 2016, 21:30

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