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 TO SE AT 29/2220Z.
Monday Oct 29, 2018 23:00 PM |
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 29 Oct 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVAU0295 at 22:45 UTC, 29/10/18 from ADRM
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/45
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL090 MOV TO SE AT 29/2220Z.
OBS VA DTG: 29/2245Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL090 S0530 E14825 - S0533 E14832 - S0537
E14833 - S0540 E14829 - S0537 E14825 - S0532 E14824 MOV SE
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 30/0445Z SFC/FL090 S0530 E14826 - S0541
E14853 - S0600 E14836 - S0533 E14823
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 30/1045Z SFC/FL090 S0530 E14826 - S0544
E14850 - S0603 E14829 - S0533 E14823
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 30/1645Z SFC/FL090 S0530 E14826 - S0544
E14850 - S0602 E14829 - S0533 E14823
RMK: VA CLEARLY OBS ON VISIBLE AND RGB SATELLITE IMAGERY MOV
TO SE. HEIGHT BASED ON IR TEMP AND OBS VA MOVEMENT. FORECAST
BASED ON MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20181030/0445Z