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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: 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:
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: VA OBS TO FL180 MOV W OBS VA DTG: 12/2010Z

Saturday May 12, 2018 20:15 PM |

Satellite image of Langila volcano on 12 May 2018
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 12 May 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0295 at 20:09 UTC, 12/05/18 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180512/2008Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/7
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, VOLCAT
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL180 MOV W
OBS VA DTG: 12/2010Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL180 S0530 E14824 - S0535 E14825 - S0537
E14822 - S0536 E14816 - S0530 E14816 MOV W 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 13/0210Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 13/0810Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 13/1410Z NO VA EXP
RMK: BRIEF EMISSION OBSERVED ON SAT IMAGERY, ERUPTION IS NOT
ONGOING. VA EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE WITHIN 6 HOURS. HEIGHT AND
MOVEMENT BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 12/1950Z IMAGERY AND MODEL
GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20180513/0210Z

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