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Manam volcano located 13 km off the northern coast of New Guinea near Bogia town is one of Papua New Guinea's most active volcanoes. It has one of the longest records of historic eruptions in the SE Pacific region. The larger eruptions of Manam produce pyroclastic flows and sometimes lava flows. Both have repeatedly reached the coast and affected populated areas.
A large series of eruptions began at Manam in November and December 2004. It forced evacuations from the whole island. A pyroclastic flow at Manam volcano on 3 December 1996 killed 13 people in the village of Budua.
stratovolcano 1807 m / 5,928 ft Papua New Guinea, -4.08°S / 145.04°E Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) Manam webcams / live data Manam volcano books Manam volcano eruptions: ongoing since Aug 2010 (31 July 2015: large vulcanian explosion), 2004 (24 Oct: subplinian eruption) - Dec 2009, Oct 2003 - March 2004, 2003 (May), 2002 (Oct -?), 2002 (Jan-Mar), 2001 (June), 2000 (June), 1974-1999, 1965-66, 1963-64, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1959-60, 1959, 1956-58, 1954, 1953, 1946-47, 1936-39, 1932-34, 1926-28, 1925, 1924?, 1923, 1922, 1920-21, 1919, 1917, 1909-14?, 1907?, 1904, 1904, 1901-02?, 1899, 1887-95, 1885, 1884?, 1887, 1830, 1700, 1643, 1616 Typical eruption style: explosive Last earthquakes nearby Latest satellite images
Satellite image of Manam volcano (c) Google
Manam volcano news and eruption updates (New Guinea):
Heat signals from Manam volcano (MODIS data / Univ. Hawaii)
The volcano is currently in an elevated phase of activity. Near-continuous ash emissions have been observed today, generating a plume visible on satellite imagery extending more than 50 km to the ESE. ...more
In addition, a very strong heat signal was detected by the moderate-resolution imaging radio spectrometer (MODIS) sensor aboard some of NASA's satellites. This heat signal could be caused by the presence of active lava flows, a strongly active dome, or - most likely - hot pyroclastic deposits following a strong vulcanian-type explosive eruption, which is also suggested by the information in local press articles and the distribution of the heat signals scattered around on the flanks of the volcano. Ash fall was reported in Dugulava village on the northeast coast of the island. According to local reports, the explosion on Tuesday (16 May) was heard tens of kilometers away and lava and flames was seen erupting from the crate, and lava was seen "rolling down the southern side of the volcano" (this could be a lava flow or a pyroclastic flow).
The Rabaul Volcano Observatory reported that another phase of strombolian activity began at the southern crater on 4 May at around 17:00 local time. ...more
RSAM values increased to 100-150. A sharp increase in values was detected at 03:30 on 5 May, though the highest RSAM value (1,400) occurred between 05:00 and 06:00. RSAM dropped rapidly to 200 by around 07:00, and then by 14:00 RSAM values were around 50. (Source: USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 3-9 May 2017) [less]
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