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Satellite image of Langila volcano (image by Google Earth View)
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.
Langila volcano news and eruption updates (Papua New Guinea):
Tue, 25 Apr 2017, 22:15
Mon, 24 Apr 2017, 23:15
Mon, 24 Apr 2017, 05:15
Sun, 23 Apr 2017, 17:15
Sat, 22 Apr 2017, 23:15
Thu, 23 Feb 2017, 22:45
Langila volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMISSIONS TO FL060 LAST OBSD 18/0050Z OBS VA DTG: 18/0330Z
Sat, 18 Feb 2017, 03:45
Fri, 17 Feb 2017, 15:30
Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 21:30
Langila volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSON TO FL080 EXT N 15NM OBS VA DTG: 26/2200Z
Thu, 26 Jan 2017, 22:15
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