Satellite image of Langila volcano (image by Google Earth View)
stratovolcano 1330 m / 4,363 ft
New Britain, Papua New Guinea, -5.53°S / 148.42°E
: 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
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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.
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Explosion of Langila volcano 1985
Langila volcano news and eruption updates (Papua New Guinea):
Langila volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA OBS TO FL070 MOV TO NW AT 14/2110Z.
Saturday Oct 14, 2017 21:45 PM |
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 14 Oct 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVAU0190 at 21:40 UTC, 14/10/17 from ADRM
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/177
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL070 MOV TO NW AT 14/2110Z.
OBS VA DTG: 14/2140Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL070 S0516 E14816 - S0454 E14802 - S0453
E14746 - S0510 E14734 - S0525 E14757 - S0534 E14825 - S0531
E14827 MOV NW 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 15/0340Z SFC/FL070 S0447 E14755 - S0517
E14730 - S0534 E14824 - S0531 E14827
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 15/0940Z SFC/FL070 S0531 E14827 - S0452
E14805 - S0533 E14740 - S0536 E14824
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 15/1540Z SFC/FL070 S0452 E14804 - S0533
E14746 - S0534 E14824 - S0532 E14829 - S0525 E14827
RMK: VA OBS ON VIS SAT IMAGERY AND SMALL SIGNAL ON RGB. LOW
CONFIDENCE IN T+18 HR FORECAST DUE TO WINDS BECOMING LIGHT
AND VARIABLE. VA HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED ON HIMAWARI-8
IMAGERY AND ALL MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20171015/0340Z
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