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Satellite image of Langila volcano (image by Google Earth View)
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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.



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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 FL060 MOV TO NW AT 24/2120Z.

Tuesday Jan 24, 2017 22:00 PM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0405 at 21:45 UTC, 24/01/17 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170124/2145Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/23
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL060 MOV TO NW AT 24/2120Z.
OBS VA DTG: 24/2145Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL060 S0532 E14824 - S0531 E14827 - S0524
E14824 - S0508 E14824 - S0511 E14808 - S0524 E14818 MOV N
15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 25/0345Z SFC/FL060 S0502 E14829 - S0506
E14804 - S0532 E14824 - S0531 E14828
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 25/0945Z SFC/FL060 S0503 E14831 - S0505
E14810 - S0532 E14824 - S0532 E14827
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 25/1545Z SFC/FL060 S0503 E14832 - S0505
E14810 - S0533 E14824 - S0531 E14828
RMK: VA OBS MOV TO NW ON LATEST SATELLITE IMAGERY; HOWEVER,
EXTENT OF VA PARTLY OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD. HEIGHT AND
FORECAST DERIVED FROM OBS PLUME MOVEMENT ON HIMAWARI-8 VIS
IMAGERY AND EC MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170125/0345Z

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