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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):

Langila volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA OBS TO FL100 EXT 10NM TO SW AT 22/2210Z OBS VA DTG: 22/2230Z

Tuesday Nov 22, 2016 22:45 PM |

Satellite image of Langila volcano on 22 Nov 2016
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 22 Nov 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0295 at 22:33 UTC, 22/11/16 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20161122/2230Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/56
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL100 EXT 10NM TO SW AT 22/2210Z
OBS VA DTG: 22/2230Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 S0527 E14823 - S0535 E14816 - S0541
E14821 - S0531 E14827 MOV SW 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 23/0430Z SFC/FL100 S0553 E14758 - S0605
E14815 - S0605 E14815 - S0550 E14823 - S0540 E14807
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 23/1030Z SFC/FL100 S0604 E14746 - S0631
E14739 - S0639 E14811 - S0614 E14815
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 23/1630Z SFC/FL100 S0651 E14736 - S0651
E14736 - S0657 E14818 - S0626 E14817 - S0623 E14738
RMK: SHORT LIVED VA ERUPTION TO FL100 OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY, NOW DISCONNECTED FROM VOLCANO MOVING SLOWLY TO SW.
LIGHT AND VRB WINDS RESULT IN LOW FORECAST CONFIDENCE.
HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED ON SATELLITE IMAGERY AND MODEL
DATA.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20161123/0400Z

Previous news
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 15 Nov 2016
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Thursday, Nov 03, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Langila volcano on  3 Nov 2016
Thursday, Nov 03, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

Friday, May 13, 2016
A mildly explosive eruption continues at the remote volcano on the western tip of New Britain Island. An ash plume and a thermal hot spot can be seen on satellite imagery. [more]

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