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°ECurrent status
: minor activity or eruption warning
(3 out of 5)Langila webcams / live data
| ReportsLangila volcano booksLangila 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, 1878Typical eruption style:
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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.
NASA Earth Observatory
Explosion of Langila volcano 1985
Langila volcano news and eruption updates (Papua New Guinea):
Langila volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL050 EXT WNW AT 17/0700Z
Tuesday Oct 17, 2017 07:30 AM |
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 17 Oct 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVAU0190 at 07:27 UTC, 17/10/17 from ADRM
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/184
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL050 EXT WNW AT
OBS VA DTG: 17/0730Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL050 S0510 E14812 - S0459 E14744 - S0525
E14750 - S0528 E14808 - S0535 E14825 - S0532 E14828 MOV NW
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 17/1330Z SFC/FL050 S0510 E14815 - S0438
E14725 - S0516 E14713 - S0535 E14826 - S0529 E14828
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 17/1930Z SFC/FL050 S0431 E14730 - S0505
E14710 - S0534 E14825 - S0530 E14828
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 18/0130Z SFC/FL050 S0439 E14724 - S0521
E14706 - S0534 E14827 - S0529 E14828
RMK: HEIGHT AND FCST BASED OFF HIMAWARI-8 17/0700Z SATELLITE
IMAGERY AND EC/USGFS MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20171017/1330Z
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