Satellite image of Langila volcano (image by Google Earth View)
stratovolcano 1330 m / 4,363 ft
New Britain, Papua New Guinea, -5.53°S / 148.42°ECurrent status
: normal or dormant
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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, 1878Typical eruption style:
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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.
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Explosion of Langila volcano 1985
Langila volcano news and eruption updates (Papua New Guinea):
Langila volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA OBS TO FL090 MOV WSW AT 26/1450Z.
Saturday May 26, 2018 15:15 PM |
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 26 May 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVAU0295 at 15:12 UTC, 26/05/18 from ADRM
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/22
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL090 MOV WSW AT 26/1450Z.
OBS VA DTG: 26/1515Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL090 S0531 E14821 - S0537 E14821 - S0538
E14816 - S0535 E14814 - S0532 E14815 MOV W 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 26/2115Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 27/0315Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 27/0915Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA OBS MOV WSW AS A DISCRETE ERUPTION. VA EXPECTED TO
DISSIPATE WITHIN 6 HOURS. VA HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED ON
HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY, IR TEMPERATURE AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20180526/2115Z