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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: VA OBS TO FL060 MOV N AT 19/0220Z.

Friday May 19, 2017 03:15 AM |

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

FVAU0295 at 03:04 UTC, 19/05/17 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170519/0300Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/86
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL060 MOV N AT 19/0220Z.
OBS VA DTG: 19/0300Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL060 S0518 E14834 - S0512 E14854 - S0457
E14853 - S0505 E14816 - S0520 E14823 - S0525 E14821 - S0533
E14822 - S0533 E14827 MOV N 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 19/0900Z SFC/FL060 S0532 E14824 - S0532
E14826 - S0518 E14834 - S0458 E14832 - S0459 E14804 - S0521
E14810
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 19/1500Z SFC/FL060 S0532 E14825 - S0531
E14826 - S0502 E14812 - S0518 E14753
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 19/2100Z SFC/FL060 S0532 E14825 - S0531
E14826 - S0502 E14812 - S0519 E14752
RMK: VA TO FL150 HAS NOW DISSIPATED. AN ONGOING VA PLUME OBS
TO FL060 MOV N ON LATEST SAT IMAGERY. HEIGHT AND FORECAST
BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 VIS IMAGERY AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170519/0900Z

Previous news
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 18 May 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
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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
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Satellite image of Langila volcano on  9 May 2017
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
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