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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: DISCRETE VA ERUPTION TO FL130 MOV SW OBS VA DTG: 23/1950Z

Monday Apr 23, 2018 20:00 PM |

Satellite image of Langila volcano on 23 Apr 2018
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 23 Apr 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0295 at 19:45 UTC, 23/04/18 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180423/1950Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/5
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: DISCRETE VA ERUPTION TO FL130 MOV SW
OBS VA DTG: 23/1950Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL130 S0533 E14826 - S0535 E14823 - S0533
E14821 - S0531 E14820 - S0529 E14824 MOV SW 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 24/0150Z SFC/FL130 S0542 E14814 - S0546
E14819 - S0554 E14817 - S0555 E14809 - S0551 E14804 - S0545
E14804
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 24/0750Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 24/1350Z NO VA EXP
RMK: ERUPTION DETECTED ON HIMAWARI-8 23/1920Z RGB IMAGERY
MOV SW. ERUPTION APPEARS TO HAVE NOW CEASED, HOWEVER AREA IS
INTERMITTENTLY OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD. HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT
BASED ON MODEL WIND GUIDANCE. VA EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE
WITHIN 6 HOURS.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20180424/0150Z

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