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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: VA TO FL080 MOV NW LAST OBS 11/1400Z OBS VA DTG: 11/2000Z

Monday Jun 11, 2018 20:00 PM |

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

FVAU0510 at 19:57 UTC, 11/06/18 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180611/2000Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/36
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA TO FL080 MOV NW LAST OBS 11/1400Z
OBS VA DTG: 11/2000Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND
SFC/FL080 160/15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 12/0200Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 12/0800Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 12/1400Z NO VA EXP
RMK: CURRENT SAT IMG INDICATES THAT VA FROM VOLCANO LANGILA
HAS NOW DISSIPATED. NO REPORTS OF NEW OR ONGOING ERUPTION.
ADVISORY TERMINATED.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES

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