Satellite image of Langila volcano (image by Google Earth View)
stratovolcano 1330 m / 4,363 ft
New Britain, Papua New Guinea, -5.53°S / 148.42°ECurrent status
: normal or dormant
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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, 1878Typical eruption style:
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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.
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Explosion of Langila volcano 1985
Langila volcano news and eruption updates (Papua New Guinea):
Langila volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: WEAK VA EMISSIONS TO FL080 EXT W.
Monday Dec 05, 2016 21:30 PM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVAU0300 at 21:14 UTC, 05/12/16 from ADRM
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/75
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: WEAK VA EMISSIONS TO FL080 EXT W.
OBS VA DTG: 05/2115Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL080 S0531 E14828 - S0520 E14825 - S0517
E14817 - S0530 E14810 - S0534 E14826 MOV W 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 06/0315Z SFC/FL080 S0534 E14826 - S0529
E14827 - S0521 E14824 - S0518 E14816 - S0530 E14810
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 06/0915Z SFC/FL080 S0521 E14824 - S0518
E14816 - S0530 E14810 - S0530 E14810 - S0534 E14826 - S0529
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 06/1515Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA PARTIALLY DISCERNIBLE ON SAT IMAGERY. LOW CONFIDENCE
IN FORECAST DUE TO LIGHT AND VARAIBLE WINDS. VA HEIGHT AND
MOVEMENT BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 05/2010Z IMAGERY AND EC MODEL
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20161206/0315Z