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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 20NM TO NE AT 02/2320Z.

Friday Dec 02, 2016 23:45 PM |

Satellite image of Langila volcano on  2 Dec 2016
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 2 Dec 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0300 at 23:42 UTC, 02/12/16 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20161202/2345Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/62
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL100 EXT 20NM TO NE AT
02/2320Z.
OBS VA DTG: 02/2345Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 S0536 E14835 - S0515 E14855 - S0507
E14830 - S0535 E14820 MOV NE 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 03/0545Z SFC/FL100 S0537 E14840 - S0516
E14902 - S0458 E14844 - S0500 E14824 - S0535 E14820
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 03/1145Z SFC/FL100 S0537 E14840 - S0516
E14902 - S0458 E14843 - S0500 E14823 - S0536 E14820
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 03/1745Z SFC/FL100 S0535 E14820 - S0537
E14840 - S0516 E14902 - S0458 E14843 - S0500 E14824
RMK: VA CLEARLY OBS ON LATEST SATELLITE IMAGERY MOVING TO N
AND E. HEIGHT AND FORECAST DERIVED FROM OBS PLUME MOVEMENT
ON HIMAWARI-8 VIS IMAGERY AND ACCESS-G MDOEL GUIDANCE. LIGHT
AND VARIABLE WINDS MAKE FORECAST CONFIENCE LOW.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20161203/0545Z

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Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
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Satellite image of Langila volcano on 22 Nov 2016
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016
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Satellite image of Langila volcano on 15 Nov 2016
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
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Saturday, Nov 12, 2016
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Thursday, Nov 03, 2016
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