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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):
Langila volcano (New Britain, Papua New Guinea) activity update
Friday Nov 22, 2013 09:39 AM | BY: T
SO2 plume from Langila on 22 Nov (NOAA)An SO2 plume from the volcano is visible on satellite data today, indicating continuing activity.
Thursday, Oct 24, 2013
A thermal hot spot and an SO2 plume are often visible on satellite data, indicating that the volcano is in eruption although the nature of its current activity is not known exactly. ... [more]
Monday, Feb 11, 2013
Increased SO2 emissions are visible on satellite images today. [more]
Saturday, Feb 09, 2013
Friday, Dec 07, 2012
Eruptive activity at Langila continues at least sporadically. An explosive event on 6 Dec produced an ash plume detected at 7000 ft (2.1 km) altitude extending 60 nm to the NW. Satellite images showed a sulfur dioxide plume as well. [more]
Langila volcano (New Britain, Papua New Guinea) activity update: SO2 plume suggesting eruptive activity
Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012
An SO2 plume is visible today from Langila suggesting that the volcano has some activity. [more]
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