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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, 4 Jul 2017, 05:30
Mon, 3 Jul 2017, 14:30
Sun, 2 Jul 2017, 22:00
Fri, 23 Jun 2017, 18:07
The volcano continues to produce minor explosive (ash emissions) and possibly effusive (lava flows) activity. Ash emissions were detected by Darwin VAAC on satellite imagery on 14 June (1.8 km / 6,000 ft altitude, drifting WNW), and on 20 June (2.1 km / 7,000 ft).
Wed, 21 Jun 2017, 02:00
Tue, 20 Jun 2017, 08:00
Langila volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL060 EXTD WNW OBS VA DTG: 13/2200Z
Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 22:00
Mon, 5 Jun 2017, 22:30
Wed, 31 May 2017, 22:15
Fri, 26 May 2017, 13:15
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