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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 EMISSION TO FL140 MOV SSW OBS VA DTG: 20/1830Z

Thursday Dec 20, 2018 18:45 PM |

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

FVAU02 at 18:36 UTC, 20/12/18 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181220/1830Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/46
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, VOLCAT
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: DISCRETE VA EMISSION TO FL140 MOV SSW
OBS VA DTG: 20/1830Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL140 S0536 E14824 - S0543 E14832 - S0550
E14827 - S0544 E14818 - S0529 E14815 - S0526 E14820 MOV S
10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 21/0030Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 21/0630Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 21/1230Z NO VA EXP
RMK: DISCRETE VA EMISSION INITIATED AT 20/1720Z OBS ON
SATELLITE IMAGERY MOV SSW. ERUPTION APPEARS TO HAVE CEASED.
VA IS EXPECTED TO HAVE DISSIPATED WITHIN 6 HOURS. HEIGHT AND
MOVEMENT BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 20/1810Z IMAGERY AND MODEL
GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20181221/0030Z

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