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
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:
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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: VA EMISSION LAST OBS TO FL050 EXT WNW AT 17/0730Z
Wed, 18 Oct 2017, 00:15
00:15 AM |
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 18 Oct 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVAU0295 at 00:10 UTC, 18/10/17 from ADRM
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/187
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSION LAST OBS TO FL050 EXT WNW AT
OBS VA DTG: 18/0015Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL050 S0448 E14722 - S0537 E14710 - S0536
E14826 - S0528 E14830 MOV W 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 18/0615Z SFC/FL050 S0454 E14722 - S0538
E14712 - S0536 E14827 - S0528 E14831
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 18/1215Z SFC/FL050 S0451 E14721 - S0538
E14711 - S0535 E14827 - S0529 E14830
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 18/1815Z SFC/FL050 S0451 E14721 - S0538
E14711 - S0535 E14828 - S0528 E14830
RMK: VA CURRENTLY UNIDENTIFABLE ON SAT IMAGERY DUE TO MET
CLOUD. HEIGHT AND FCST BASED ON CONSENSUS MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20171018/0615Z
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