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:
Last earthquakes nearby
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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 TO FL050 EXT WEST LAST OBS 17/2340Z.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017, 12:30
12:30 PM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVAU0295 at 12:15 UTC, 18/10/17 from ADRM
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/189
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSION TO FL050 EXT WEST LAST OBS
OBS VA DTG: 18/1215Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL050 S0511 E14745 - S0532 E14735 - S0545
E14759 - S0534 E14827 - S0530 E14828 MOV W 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 18/1815Z SFC/FL050 S0519 E14802 - S0538
E14758 - S0553 E14819 - S0531 E14828 - S0529 E14827
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 19/0015Z SFC/FL050 S0528 E14826 - S0531
E14802 - S0552 E14812 - S0558 E14829 - S0530 E14828
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 19/0615Z SFC/FL050 S0537 E14803 - S0556
E14812 - S0556 E14836 - S0530 E14829 - S0527 E14826 - S0526
RMK: VA CURRENTLY UNIDENTIFIABLE IN NIGHT TIME SAT IMAGERY.
HEIGHT AND FCST BASED OFF HIMAWARI-8 18/1140Z SAT IMAGERY
AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20171018/1815Z
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