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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: DISCRETE VA OBS AT 29/4020Z TO FL080 MOV NE

Saturday Sep 29, 2018 04:45 AM |

Satellite image of Langila volcano on 29 Sep 2018
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 29 Sep 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0300 at 04:43 UTC, 29/09/18 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180929/0445Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/44
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: DISCRETE VA OBS AT 29/4020Z TO FL080 MOV
NE
OBS VA DTG: 29/0445Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL050 S0523 E14833 - S0521 E14842 - S0527
E14846 - S0530 E14838 MOV NE 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 29/1045Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 29/1645Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 29/2245Z NO VA EXP
RMK: DISCRETE VA ERUPTION OBS ON RGB/VIS SAT IMAGERY. VA
EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE WITHIN 6 HOURS. HEIGHT AND FORECAST
BASED ON OBS PLUME MOVEMENT AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES

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