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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: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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: WEAK VA EMSSIONS OBS TO FL070 AT 01/2140Z.

Sun, 1 Jan 2017, 22:15
22:15 PM |
Satellite image of Langila volcano on  1 Jan 2017
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 1 Jan 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0300 at 22:07 UTC, 01/01/17 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170101/2210Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/1
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: WEAK VA EMSSIONS OBS TO FL070 AT 01/2140Z.
OBS VA DTG: 01/2210Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL070 S0535 E14831 - S0530 E14838 - S0518
E14825 - S0530 E14822 - S0533 E14824 MOV NE 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 02/0410Z SFC/FL070 S0539 E14833 - S0532
E14843 - S0515 E14827 - S0527 E14815 - S0537 E14820
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 02/1010Z SFC/FL070 S0532 E14843 - S0517
E14826 - S0526 E14812 - S0536 E14820 - S0539 E14833
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 02/1610Z SFC/FL070 S0537 E14820 - S0538
E14832 - S0533 E14844 - S0516 E14825 - S0526 E14813
RMK: VA OBS ON VIS SAT IMAGERY. WINDS LIGHT AND VRB SO LOW
CONFIDENCE IN FORECAST. HOTSPOT SEEN AT VOLCANO SUMMIT. VA
HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY AND MODEL
GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170102/0410Z

Previous news
Thu, 29 Dec 2016, 18:38
Heat sources on Langila volcano (MODIS, Univ. Hawai'i)
A new eruption is occurring at the volcano. Satellite data which show a strong thermal anomaly suggest lava extrusion probably on the northern summit area. read all
 

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