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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: DISCRETE ERUPTION TO FL080 MOV WSW OBS VA DTG: 18/0110Z

Friday May 18, 2018 01:15 AM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0295 at 01:11 UTC, 18/05/18 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180518/0110Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/13
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: DISCRETE ERUPTION TO FL080 MOV WSW
OBS VA DTG: 18/0110Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND
SFC/FL080 075/05KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 18/0710Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 18/1310Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 18/1910Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA CAN NO LONGER BE IDENTIFIED ON CURRENT SATELLITE
IMAGERY. NO OTHER INFORMATION SOURCES INDICATE AN ONGOING
ERUPTION. ADVISORY TERMINATED.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES

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