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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: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL120 OBS EXT SE OBS VA DTG: 05/0230Z

Sunday Nov 05, 2017 02:45 AM |

Satellite image of Langila volcano on  5 Nov 2017
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 5 Nov 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0295 at 02:31 UTC, 05/11/17 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20171105/0230Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/197
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL120 OBS EXT SE
OBS VA DTG: 05/0230Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 S0530 E14823 - S0533 E14822 - S0538
E14827 - S0533 E14831 - S0530 E14825 MOV SE 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 05/0830Z SFC/FL120 S0530 E14819 - S0536
E14823 - S0550 E14826 - S0549 E14838 - S0532 E14833 - S0525
E14826
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 05/1430Z SFC/FL120 S0532 E14814 - S0535
E14821 - S0551 E14826 - S0550 E14837 - S0534 E14832 - S0524
E14827 - S0524 E14818
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 05/2030Z SFC/FL120 S0516 E14825 - S0519
E14811 - S0531 E14808 - S0538 E14827 - S0534 E14831
RMK: HEIGHT AND FCST BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 05/0210Z IMAGERY
AND MODEL GUIDANCE. LOW CONFIDENCE IN FCST DUE TO WEAK AND
VARIABLE WINDS.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20171105/0830Z

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