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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 LAST OBS TO FL070 AT 01/2210Z.

Mon, 2 Jan 2017, 16:15
16:15 PM |
Satellite image of Langila volcano on  2 Jan 2017
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 2 Jan 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0300 at 16:11 UTC, 02/01/17 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170102/1610Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/4
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: WEAK VA EMSSIONS LAST OBS TO FL070 AT
01/2210Z.
OBS VA DTG: 02/1610Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL070 S0529 E14840 - S0514 E14825 - S0526
E14812 - S0542 E14826 MOV N 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 02/2210Z SFC/FL070 S0514 E14825 - S0526
E14812 - S0542 E14826 - S0529 E14840
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 03/0410Z SFC/FL070 S0526 E14813 - S0542
E14826 - S0529 E14840 - S0514 E14825
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 03/1010Z SFC/FL070 S0526 E14813 - S0542
E14826 - S0529 E14840 - S0514 E14825
RMK: VA CURRENTLY UNDIENTIFIABLE ON SAT IMAGERY DUE TO MET
CLOUD; HOWEVER, VA STILL EXPECTED IN AREA. WINDS LIGHT AND
VRB SO LOW CONFIDENCE IN FORECAST. VA HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT
BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170102/2210Z

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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