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)
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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:
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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.
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Explosion of Langila volcano 1985
Langila volcano news and eruption updates (Papua New Guinea):
Langila volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA TO FL060 EXT S OBS AT 19/2100Z OBS VA DTG: 19/2130Z
Thursday Oct 19, 2017 21:45 PM |
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 19 Oct 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVAU0190 at 21:30 UTC, 19/10/17 from ADRM
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/192
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA TO FL060 EXT S OBS AT 19/2100Z
OBS VA DTG: 19/2130Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL060 S0551 E14813 - S0553 E14826 - S0531
E14827 - S0531 E14824 MOV S 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 20/0330Z SFC/FL060 S0551 E14820 - S0559
E14822 - S0559 E14838 - S0531 E14826 - S0531 E14824
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 20/0930Z SFC/FL060 S0555 E14822 - S0553
E14835 - S0529 E14833 - S0527 E14828 - S0531 E14824
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 20/1530Z SFC/FL060 S0554 E14825 - S0553
E14839 - S0528 E14837 - S0523 E14830 - S0530 E14824
RMK: VA CLEARLY DISCERNIBLE ON VISIBLE HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY.
HEIGHT ESTIMATED FROM HIMAWARI IR TEMPERATURE & MODEL
GUIDANCE. FCST MOVEMENT BASED ON US/EC MODEL GUIDANCE. WINDS
BCMG LIGHT & VRB FROM 20/0930Z.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20171020/0330Z
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