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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):
Manam volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: RVO ADVISE SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN VOLCANIC ACTIVITY
Sunday Apr 16, 2017 22:30 PM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVAU0405 at 22:27 UTC, 16/04/17 from ADRM VA ADVISORY DTG: 20170416/2215Z VAAC: DARWIN VOLCANO: MANAM 251020 PSN: S0405 E14502 AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA SUMMIT ELEV: 1807M ADVISORY NR: 2017/11 INFO SOURCE: RVO AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE ERUPTION DETAILS: RVO ADVISE SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN VOLCANIC ACTIVITY OBS VA DTG: 16/2215Z OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND SFC/FL380 VRB10KT FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 17/0415Z NO VA EXP FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 17/1015Z NO VA EXP FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 17/1615Z NO VA EXP RMK: INFORMATION HAS BEEN RECIVED FROM RVO INDICATING A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN VOLCANIC ACTIVITY AND THAT AN ERUPTION MAY BE IMMINENT. THE SITUATION WILL BE CLOSELY MONITORED. REFER TO VAAC DARWIN GRAPHICAL DAILY ACTIVITY SUMMARY FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
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