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: ERUPTION TO FL070 EXT NW OBS VA DTG: 11/0430Z
Monday Jun 11, 2018 04:30 AM |
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 11 Jun 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVAU0510 at 04:23 UTC, 11/06/18 from ADRM
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/33
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION TO FL070 EXT NW
OBS VA DTG: 11/0430Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL070 S0532 E14827 - S0533 E14824 - S0525
E14814 - S0520 E14816 - S0518 E14823 - S0528 E14828 MOV NW
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 11/1030Z SFC/FL070 S0532 E14826 - S0533
E14824 - S0520 E14756 - S0503 E14820
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 11/1630Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 11/2230Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA PLUME OBSERVED ON SATELLITE IMAGERY AT 11/0310Z.
HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED OFF HIMAWARI-8 SATELLITE IMAGERY
AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20180611/1030Z