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)
Langila webcams / live data
| ReportsLangila volcano books
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:
Last earthquakes nearby
Latest satellite imagesSentinel hub
| Landsat 8
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 OBS TO FL070 MOV TO NW AT 14/2320Z.
Sunday Oct 15, 2017 16:30 PM |
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 15 Oct 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVAU0190 at 16:23 UTC, 15/10/17 from ADRM
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/180
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL070 MOV TO NW AT 14/2320Z.
OBS VA DTG: 15/1625Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL070 S0448 E14756 - S0507 E14726 - S0534
E14751 - S0534 E14825 - S0531 E14828 MOV NW 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 15/2225Z SFC/FL070 S0451 E14756 - S0509
E14734 - S0536 E14745 - S0534 E14826 - S0531 E14827
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 16/0425Z SFC/FL070 S0529 E14831 - S0503
E14816 - S0536 E14752 - S0539 E14825 - S0535 E14831
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 16/1025Z SFC/FL070 S0501 E14817 - S0534
E14751 - S0540 E14825 - S0534 E14831 - S0525 E14830
RMK: VA UNIDENTIFIABLE ON SAT IMAGERY HOWEVER, VA STILL
EXPECTED IN THE AREA. LOW CONFIDENCE IN 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 20171015/2225Z
More on VolcanoDiscovery:
Photos from Greece
: We have traveled and studied extensively in Greece, in particular on its active volcanic areas such as Santorini, Nisyros, Milos, Methana.