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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: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSON TO FL080 EXT N 15NM OBS VA DTG: 26/2200Z

Thu, 26 Jan 2017, 22:15
22:15 PM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0190 at 22:01 UTC, 26/01/17 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170126/2200Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/29
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSON TO FL080 EXT N 15NM
OBS VA DTG: 26/2200Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL080 S0522 E14827 - S0519 E14830 - S0515
E14828 - S0517 E14826 - S0518 E14823 - S0525 E14823 - S0532
E14825 - S0532 E14827 MOV N 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 27/0400Z SFC/FL080 S0525 E14831 - S0515
E14829 - S0515 E14819 - S0532 E14825 - S0532 E14826
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 27/1000Z SFC/FL080 S0524 E14831 - S0511
E14826 - S0512 E14816 - S0532 E14825 - S0532 E14827
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 27/1600Z SFC/FL080 S0524 E14831 - S0511
E14826 - S0512 E14815 - S0532 E14825 - S0532 E14826
RMK: VA PLUME OBSERVED ON 26/2130Z HIMAWARI-8 VIS SAT IMG
EXTD NORTHWARDS. OBSERVATIONS VERIFYING WELL WITH ACC-R
GUIDANCE. HEIGHT AND FCST BASED ON SAT IMG, ACC-R MODEL
SOUNDING/WINDS AND ACC-R BASED HYSPLIT GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170127/0400Z

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