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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 MOV W EST VA DTG: 04/1800Z

Sunday Dec 04, 2016 18:00 PM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0300 at 17:58 UTC, 04/12/16 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20161204/1800Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/70
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL100 MOV W
EST VA DTG: 04/1800Z
EST VA CLD: SFC/FL100 S0530 E14827 - S0518 E14807 - S0536
E14805 - S0533 E14828 MOV W 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 05/0000Z SFC/FL100 S0533 E14827 - S0531
E14827 - S0518 E14807 - S0536 E14805
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 05/0600Z SFC/FL100 S0531 E14827 - S0519
E14808 - S0536 E14805 - S0533 E14827
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 05/1200Z SFC/FL100 S0534 E14827 - S0531
E14827 - S0516 E14805 - S0536 E14801
RMK: VA CURRENTLY UNIDENTIFIABLE IN SATELLITE IMAGERY DUE TO
DARKNESS HOWEVER VA STILL EXPECTED IN AREA. VA LAST OBS EXT
TO W AT 04/0740Z. HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED ON HIMAWARI-8
04/0740Z IMAGERY AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20161205/0000Z

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