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: DISCRETE ERUPTION TO FL080 MOV NW 15KT.
Wednesday Jun 20, 2018 14:45 PM |
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 20 Jun 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVAU0405 at 14:36 UTC, 20/06/18 from ADRM
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/42
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: DISCRETE ERUPTION TO FL080 MOV NW 15KT.
OBS VA DTG: 20/1440Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL080 S0528 E14821 - S0529 E14817 - S0534
E14814 - S0529 E14812 - S0520 E14820 - S0522 E14823 MOV NW
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 20/2040Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 21/0240Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 21/0840Z NO VA EXP
RMK: DISCRETE ERUPTION MOV TO NW OF SUMMIT OBSERVED ON RGB
SATELLITE IMAGERY AT 20/1400Z. VA EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE
WITHIN 6 HOURS. HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED OFF HIMAWARI-8 AND
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20180620/2040Z