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°E
: 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
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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: VA OBS TO FL070 MOV TO ESE AT 11/2220Z.
Wednesday Jan 11, 2017 22:45 PM |
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 11 Jan 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVAU0405 at 22:40 UTC, 11/01/17 from ADRM
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/8
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL070 MOV TO ESE AT 11/2220Z.
OBS VA DTG: 11/2240Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL070 S0559 E14853 - S0535 E14905 - S0532
E14848 - S0529 E14825 - S0532 E14822 - S0549 E14837 MOV SE
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 12/0440Z SFC/FL070 S0558 E14850 - S0535
E14905 - S0529 E14825 - S0531 E14823
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 12/1040Z SFC/FL070 S0555 E14844 - S0534
E14857 - S0528 E14825 - S0531 E14823
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 12/1640Z SFC/FL070 S0603 E14839 - S0542
E14900 - S0529 E14825 - S0531 E14823
RMK: VA OBS ON SAT IMAGERY MOV ESE. VA HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT
BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY AND ACCESS/EC MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170112/0440Z
Thursday, Dec 29, 2016
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. ...