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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 FL080 EXT 25NM TO N AT 10/2050Z.

Saturday Dec 10, 2016 21:15 PM |

Satellite image of Langila volcano on 10 Dec 2016
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 10 Dec 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0300 at 21:13 UTC, 10/12/16 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20161210/2115Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/85
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL080 EXT 25NM TO N AT 10/2050Z.
OBS VA DTG: 10/2115Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL080 S0532 E14828 - S0528 E14827 - S0524
E14829 - S0508 E14827 - S0502 E14819 - S0504 E14811 - S0517
E14819 - S0523 E14820 - S0532 E14814 - S0536 E14822 MOV N
5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 11/0315Z SFC/FL080 S0533 E14827 - S0525
E14834 - S0502 E14830 - S0452 E14813 - S0501 E14801 - S0536
E14821 - S0535 E14821
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 11/0915Z SFC/FL080 S0532 E14829 - S0450
E14820 - S0459 E14753 - S0534 E14819
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 11/1515Z SFC/FL080 S0531 E14831 - S0454
E14807 - S0504 E14747 - S0535 E14821 - S0535 E14821
RMK: VA CLEARLY OBS MOV TO N ON LATEST SAT IMAGERY. HEIGHT
AND FORECAST BASED ON OBS PLUME MOVEMENT ON HIMAWARI-8 VIS
IMAGERY AND ACCESS-R MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20161211/0315Z

Previous news
Satellite image of Langila volcano on  7 Dec 2016
Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016
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Monday, Dec 05, 2016
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Satellite image of Langila volcano on  5 Dec 2016
Monday, Dec 05, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Sunday, Dec 04, 2016
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Satellite image of Langila volcano on  4 Dec 2016
Sunday, Dec 04, 2016
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