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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: MINOR VA EMISSION TO FL100 EXTD TO WSW OBS VA DTG: 22/1745Z

Tuesday May 22, 2018 17:45 PM |

Satellite image of Langila volcano on 22 May 2018
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 22 May 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0295 at 17:40 UTC, 22/05/18 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180522/1740Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/18
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, VOLCAT
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: MINOR VA EMISSION TO FL100 EXTD TO WSW
OBS VA DTG: 22/1745Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 S0531 E14817 - S0536 E14817 - S0537
E14812 - S0538 E14807 - S0531 E14806 - S0531 E14811 MOV SW
15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 22/2345Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 23/0545Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 23/1145Z NO VA EXP
RMK: MINOR VA EMISSION TO WSW, EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE WITHIN
+6 HRS. HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 22/1725Z
IMAGERY, VOLCAT ALERTS, AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20180522/2345Z

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