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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: 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.



NASA Earth Observatory


Explosion of Langila volcano 1985


 

Langila volcano news and eruption updates (Papua New Guinea):

Langila volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONTINUOUS MINOR VA EMISSIONS TO FL100 OBS VA DTG: 26/1315Z

Friday May 26, 2017 13:15 PM |

Satellite image of Langila volcano on 26 May 2017
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 26 May 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0190 at 13:12 UTC, 26/05/17 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170526/1315Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/108
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS MINOR VA EMISSIONS TO FL100
OBS VA DTG: 26/1315Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL070 S0531 E14827 - S0517 E14808 - S0531
E14802 - S0533 E14826 MOV NW 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 26/1915Z SFC/FL070 S0510 E14810 - S0524
E14801 - S0533 E14826 - S0531 E14827
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 27/0115Z SFC/FL070 S0502 E14804 - S0521
E14751 - S0533 E14826 - S0531 E14827
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 27/0715Z SFC/FL070 S0502 E14803 - S0521
E14751 - S0533 E14826 - S0531 E14827
RMK: VA CURRENTLY UNIDENTIFIABLE ON SAT IMAGERY, HOWEVER
STILL EXPECTED IN AREA. LAST OBS TO TO NW AT 26/0620Z.
HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY AND MODEL
GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170526/1915Z

Previous news
Friday, May 26, 2017
Eruptive activity continues to be intense. On 19 May, an ash plume rose to 4.6 km (15,000 ft) altitude a.s.l. and drifted almost 170 km WSW and dissipated. ... [more]
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 25 May 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 24 May 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 23 May 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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