Get our newsletter!
Check out the volcano tours offered by Volcano-Adventures!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours:
23 Aug - 5 Sep 2017: Volcano Special: Ibu - Dukono - Lokon - Halmahera (Indonesia)
16-23 Sep 2017: Pearl of the Aegean - Santorini - Santorini Island, Greece
20-24 Sep 2017: Sinabung Volcano Special - Sumatra (Indonesia)
20-25 Sep 2017: Sinabung Volcano Special - Sumatra (Indonesia)
23-28 Sep 2017: Aegean's Hidden Gem: Isle of Milos - Milos Island (Greece)
1-16 Oct 2017: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
7-14 Oct 2017: Pearl of the Aegean - Santorini - Santorini Island, Greece
13-27 Oct 2017: Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour - Southern Italy
16-19 Oct 2017: Indonesia Specials - Java-Komodo-Bali (Indonesia)
14-27 Nov 2017: Expedition Papua - Papua New Guinea
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Random pictures
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)
Langila webcams / live data
Langila volcano books
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
Last earthquakes nearby
Latest satellite images

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: DISCRETE ERUPTION OBS TO FL150 MOV WSW OBS VA DTG: 18/1445Z

Thursday May 18, 2017 15:00 PM |

Satellite image of Langila volcano on 18 May 2017
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 18 May 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0295 at 14:47 UTC, 18/05/17 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170518/1445Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/83
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: DISCRETE ERUPTION OBS TO FL150 MOV WSW
OBS VA DTG: 18/1445Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL150 S0533 E14815 - S0536 E14815 - S0538
E14818 - S0536 E14821 - S0531 E14819 MOV SW 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 18/2045Z SFC/FL150 S0551 E14700 - S0606
E14705 - S0556 E14728 - S0545 E14724 - S0544 E14723
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 19/0245Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 19/0845Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA OBS ON SATELLITE AT 18/1350Z, ERUPTION IS NOT
ONGOING AND VA EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE WITHIN 12 HOURS. HEIGHT
AND MOVEMENT BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 18/1420Z IMAGERY AND MODEL
GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170518/2045Z

Previous news
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 13 May 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 11 May 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Langila volcano on  9 May 2017
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Langila volcano on  2 May 2017
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Text and images on this webpage are copyrighted. Further reproduction and use without authorization is not consented. If you need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: