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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 VA EMISSION TO FL070 EXT NW LAST OBS AT 03/0730Z.

Tuesday Jul 04, 2017 05:30 AM |

Satellite image of Langila volcano on  4 Jul 2017
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 4 Jul 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0295 at 05:26 UTC, 04/07/17 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170704/0530Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/139
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL070 EXT NW
LAST OBS AT 03/0730Z.
OBS VA DTG: 04/0530Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND
SFC/FL070 030/20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 04/1130Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 04/1730Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 04/2330Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA CURRENTLY IS NOT IDENTIFIABLE ON SATELLITE IMAGERY
AND ASH FROM EARLIER ERUPTION IS EXPECTED TO HAVE
DISSIPATED. NO THER INFORMATION SOURCE INDICATE AN ONGOING
ERUPTION. ADVISORY TERMINATED.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES

Previous news
Friday, Jun 23, 2017
The volcano continues to produce minor explosive (ash emissions) and possibly effusive (lava flows) activity. Ash emissions were detected by Darwin VAAC on satellite imagery on 14 June (1.8 km / 6,000 ft altitude, drifting WNW), and on 20 June (2.1 km / 7,000 ft). [more]

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