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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 TO FL080 EXT TO SW OBS VA DTG: 09/2150Z

Saturday Sep 09, 2017 22:00 PM |

Satellite image of Langila volcano on  9 Sep 2017
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 9 Sep 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0295 at 21:44 UTC, 09/09/17 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170909/2150Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/160
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA TO FL080 EXT TO SW
OBS VA DTG: 09/2150Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL080 S0548 E14747 - S0554 E14803 - S0551
E14806 - S0532 E14828 - S0529 E14825 - S0538 E14806 MOV SW
15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 10/0350Z SFC/FL080 S0545 E14744 - S0554
E14803 - S0532 E14828 - S0530 E14825 - S0532 E14758
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 10/0950Z SFC/FL080 S0529 E14754 - S0545
E14741 - S0552 E14802 - S0532 E14827 - S0529 E14825
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 10/1550Z SFC/FL080 S0529 E14754 - S0545
E14740 - S0552 E14802 - S0532 E14828 - S0529 E14825
RMK: VA VISIBLE ON THE LATEST SAT IMAGERY. IR TEMP OF 18
DEGREES USED TO DETERMINE VA TOP. FORECAST BASED ON
CONSENSUS MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170910/0350Z

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