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Satellite image of Langila volcano (image by Google Earth View)
Satellite image of Langila volcano (image by Google Earth View)
Langila volcano
stratovolcano 1330 m / 4,363 ft
New Britain, Papua New Guinea, -5.53°S / 148.42°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 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
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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Background

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.

Thursday Oct 19, 2017 00:30 AM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0295 at 00:13 UTC, 19/10/17 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20171019/0015Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/191
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSION TO FL050 EXT WEST LAST OBS
17/2340Z.
OBS VA DTG: 19/0015Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND
SFC/FL050 140/05KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 19/0615Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 19/1215Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 19/1815Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA CURRENTLY UNIDENTIFIABLE ON SATELLITE IMAGERY DUE TO
MET CLOUD; AND HAS NOT BEEN SEEN FOR OVER 24HRS. NO OTHER
SOURCES INDICATE AN ONGOING ERUPTION. ADVISORY TERMINTATED.
WINDS FROM MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES

Previous news
Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
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Satellite image of Langila volcano on 18 Oct 2017
Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
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Satellite image of Langila volcano on 17 Oct 2017
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
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Satellite image of Langila volcano on 15 Oct 2017
Sunday, Oct 15, 2017
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Satellite image of Langila volcano on 14 Oct 2017
Saturday, Oct 14, 2017
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