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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: MINOR VA EMISSION TO FL060 EXT N OBS VA DTG: 08/2200Z

Tuesday Aug 08, 2017 22:00 PM |

Satellite image of Langila volcano on  8 Aug 2017
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 8 Aug 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0405 at 21:52 UTC, 08/08/17 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170808/2200Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/142
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: MINOR VA EMISSION TO FL060 EXT N
OBS VA DTG: 08/2200Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL070 S0522 E14825 - S0501 E14815 - S0506
E14805 - S0524 E14821 - S0532 E14825 - S0532 E14826 MOV N
10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 09/0400Z SFC/FL070 S0449 E14808 - S0501
E14749 - S0533 E14825 - S0532 E14827 - S0532 E14827
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 09/1000Z SFC/FL070 S0445 E14754 - S0501
E14737 - S0533 E14825 - S0531 E14828
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 09/1600Z SFC/FL070 S0443 E14803 - S0502
E14737 - S0533 E14825 - S0531 E14827
RMK: HEIGHT AND FCST BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 08/2130Z IMAGERY
AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170809/0400Z

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Satellite image of Langila volcano on  6 Aug 2017
Sunday, Aug 06, 2017
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Satellite image of Langila volcano on  4 Jul 2017
Tuesday, Jul 04, 2017
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Satellite image of Langila volcano on  3 Jul 2017
Monday, Jul 03, 2017
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Satellite image of Langila volcano on  2 Jul 2017
Sunday, Jul 02, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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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