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°ECurrent status
: minor activity or eruption warning
(3 out of 5)Langila webcams / live data
| ReportsLangila volcano booksLangila 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, 1878Typical 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 OBS TO FL080 MOV SW AT 21/2050Z.
Sunday Jan 21, 2018 21:30 PM |
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 21 Jan 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVAU0295 at 21:19 UTC, 21/01/18 from ADRM
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/1
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL080 MOV SW AT 21/2050Z.
OBS VA DTG: 21/2120Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL080 S0536 E14815 - S0541 E14822 - S0534
E14828 - S0530 E14822 MOV SW 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 22/0320Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 22/0920Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 22/1520Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA IS A DISCRETE PUFF DETACHED FROM VOLCANO MOVING TO
SW. VA EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO SW AND DISSIPATE WITHIN 6
HOURS. VA HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED ON SAT IMAGERY AND
JMA/EC/US GFS MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20180122/0320Z
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