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stratovolcano 1807 m / 5,928 ft
Papua New Guinea, -4.08°S / 145.04°ECurrent status
: minor activity or eruption warning
(3 out of 5)Manam webcams / live data
| ReportsManam 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, 1616Typical eruption style:
explosiveLast earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite images
Satellite image of Manam volcano (c) Google
Manam volcano news and eruption updates (New Guinea):
Manam volcano (Papua New Guinea): aftermath of Friday's eruption
Monday Aug 03, 2015 16:05 PM | BY: T
It seems that no fatalities have occurred during the large explosion on Friday (31 July). According to news articles, only one child was injured by falling lapilli, but survived and could be treated in a hospital.
Up to 2 cm of ash has been deposited over most of the island, destroying or damaging much farmland, many houses and contaminating water sources. Respiratory problems are a major concern in the aftermath of the eruption, which, however, could easily have had a much worse outcome.
There are no reports of evacuations of people from the island (as occurred in 2004, when a similar, although even larger explosion occurred, killing several people and prompting more than 9000 people to be evacuated).
Friday, Jul 31, 2015
A large explosive eruption occurred at the volcano today. The event produced an ash column that rose to approx. 65,000 ft (20 km) altitude and started to drift SW. ...
Sunday, Jun 28, 2015
According to Darwin VAAC, an ash plume from the volcano rose 8,000 ft and extended 70 km to the NE today. The volcano seems to be in a phase of intermittent mild explosive activity. [more]
Monday, Jun 22, 2015
An ash plume rising to estimated 10,000 ft and extending 35 km NW was reported yesterday by Darwin VAAC. ... [more]
Friday, May 15, 2015
Darwin VAAC reported that on 13 May an ash plume from Manam drifted over 35 km NE at an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l.
Monday, Apr 27, 2015
Eruptive activity is taking place at the volcano. VAAC Darwin reported an ash plume to 8,000 ft from the volcano this morning. A pronounced SO2 plume can be seen on satellite data as well. [more]
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