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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: ERUPTION TO FL080 OBS AT 25/2120Z MOVING W OBS VA DTG: 25/2150Z

Friday May 25, 2018 22:00 PM |

Satellite image of Langila volcano on 25 May 2018
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 25 May 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0295 at 21:50 UTC, 25/05/18 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180525/2150Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/20
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, VOLCAT
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION TO FL080 OBS AT 25/2120Z MOVING W
OBS VA DTG: 25/2150Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL080 S0531 E14826 - S0533 E14826 - S0534
E14821 - S0539 E14819 - S0539 E14817 - S0533 E14816 - S0530
E14818 - S0529 E14823 MOV W 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 26/0350Z SFC/FL080 S0532 E14826 - S0553
E14818 - S0551 E14743 - S0527 E14757 - S0530 E14826
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 26/0950Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 26/1550Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA CLEARLY IDENTIFIABLE ON SAT IMAGERY. MAIN BODY OF
ASH EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE WITHIN 12 HOURS HOWEVER WEAK
EMISSIONS STILL ONGOING CLOSE TO SUMMIT. HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT
BASED OFF HIMAWARI-8 25/2120Z IMAGERY AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20180526/0350Z

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