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Langila volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the Bismarck Arc of New Britain. It is located 11 km south of Cape Gloucester.
The volcano consists of a group of 4 small overlapping basaltic-andesitic cones on the lower eastern flank of extinct Talawe volcano, which still forms the highest volcano in the Cape Gloucester area of NW New Britain.
Langila's typical activity is strombolian to vulcanian explosions, sometimes accompanied by lava flows. Summit explosions at Langila volcano often produce shock waves.
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.
Langila volcano news and eruption updates (Papua New Guinea):
Langila volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA OBS TO TO FL060 EXT TO NNW AT 10/2130Z.
Sunday Sep 10, 2017 22:00 PM |
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 10 Sep 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVAU0295 at 21:51 UTC, 10/09/17 from ADRM VA ADVISORY DTG: 20170910/2150Z VAAC: DARWIN VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010 PSN: S0532 E14825 AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M ADVISORY NR: 2017/164 INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO TO FL060 EXT TO NNW AT 10/2130Z. OBS VA DTG: 10/2150Z OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL060 S0516 E14805 - S0534 E14825 - S0531 E14828 - S0508 E14824 MOV NW 10KT FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 11/0350Z SFC/FL060 S0516 E14805 - S0534 E14825 - S0532 E14828 - S0508 E14824 FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 11/0950Z SFC/FL060 S0511 E14753 - S0534 E14825 - S0531 E14828 - S0502 E14827 FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 11/1550Z SFC/FL060 S0511 E14753 - S0534 E14825 - S0532 E14828 - S0502 E14827 RMK: MINOR VA ERUPTION VA OBS MOV NNW FROM SUMMIT; PARTLY OBSC BY MET CLOUD, VA HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 10/2130Z IMAGERY AND MODEL GUIDANCE. NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170911/0350Z
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