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
: normal or dormant
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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.
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Explosion of Langila volcano 1985
Langila volcano news and eruption updates (Papua New Guinea):
Langila volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: DISCRETE LOW-LEVEL VA ERUPTION AT 14/1510Z TO FL120 MOV S.
Saturday Apr 14, 2018 16:30 PM |
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 14 Apr 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVAU0295 at 16:19 UTC, 14/04/18 from ADRM
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/3
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: DISCRETE LOW-LEVEL VA ERUPTION AT 14/1510Z
TO FL120 MOV S.
OBS VA DTG: 14/1615Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 S0530 E14827 - S0539 E14831 - S0546
E14829 - S0544 E14821 - S0530 E14823 MOV S 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 14/2215Z SFC/FL120 S0614 E14837 - S0633
E14843 - S0635 E14817 - S0616 E14820
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 15/0415Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 15/1015Z NO VA EXP
RMK: ERUPTION DETECTED ON HIMAWARI-8 14/1510Z RGB IMAGERY
MOV S. ERUPTION APPEARS TO HAVE NOW CEASED, HOWEVER AREA IS
INTERMITTENTLY OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD. HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT
BASED ON MODEL WIND GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20180414/2215Z