Manam volcano news and eruption updates (New Guinea):
Thu, 5 Dec 2013, 11:11Recent satellite images show a degassing plume from the volcano drifting east. Read more...
Thu, 21 Nov 2013, 11:05
RVO reported that both Manam's Southern Crater and Main Crater were quiet during 1 October-15 November. White vapor emissions rose from Southern Crater and on some days were slightly bluish. Light gray ash clouds and bright incandescence were visible on 31 October. Main Crater only produced white vapor plumes. Read more...
Mon, 4 Nov 2013, 20:41Elevated SO2 emissions are visible today on NOAA satellite data.
Wed, 11 Sep 2013, 10:05
RVO reported that after a small eruption from Manam's Southern Crater during 27-28 August, activity subsided. Diffuse gray-brown ash plumes, emitted at short intervals, rose from the crater during 29-30 August, and crater incandescence was noted. Seismicity declined and was at a low level by the end of the day on 31 August.
Fri, 30 Aug 2013, 06:16Explosions occurred this morning, producing ash plumes rising to 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude, VAAC Darwin reported.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013, 08:52
Another ash plume was spotted earlier today reaching 10,000 ft and suggesting that the volcano has stepped up its activity recently.
Mon, 26 Aug 2013, 12:12
NASA EO-1 ALI satellite image of Manam volcano showing a steam plume and two active vents (21 Aug 2013)
Thu, 8 Aug 2013, 09:25
RVO reported that activity at Manam's Southern and Main craters remained low during 22-31 July; observers noted white vapor plumes rising from the craters during periods of clear weather. Considerable amounts of blue vapor rose from Southern Crater during 25-26 July. Read more... read all
Thu, 18 Jul 2013, 10:05RVO reported that the increased activity at Manam noted during 17-18 June continued on 19 June, and then declined on 20 June. On 19 June diffuse dark gray ash plumes that rose 200 m above the summit crater were accompanied by deep, loud explosive and booming noises occurring at short intervals. Very loud explosions accompanied by shock waves were heard at much longer intervals. Observers noted ejected incandescent lava fragments at night. Read more... read all
Mon, 24 Jun 2013, 10:05
Ash plumes at 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude and extending to the NW were observed on satellite images (VAAC Darwin).