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Manam volcano
stratovolcano 1807 m / 5,928 ft
Papua New Guinea, -4.08°S / 145.04°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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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
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Satellite image of Manam volcano (c) Google
Satellite image of Manam volcano (c) Google
 

Manam volcano news and eruption updates (New Guinea):

Manam volcano (Papua New Guinea): strong eruption with ash to 11 km (34,000 ft altitude yesterday)

Saturday Oct 06, 2018 03:19 AM | BY: T

Hot spots at Manam volcano suggesting the presence of lava flows in the NE part of the island (image: MODIS / Univ. Hawaii)
Hot spots at Manam volcano suggesting the presence of lava flows in the NE part of the island (image: MODIS / Univ. Hawaii)
Sentinel satellite image from 2 Oct showing lava flows on Manam
Sentinel satellite image from 2 Oct showing lava flows on Manam
Heat radiation from Manam volcano during the past months (image: Mirova)
Heat radiation from Manam volcano during the past months (image: Mirova)
A relatively large explosive eruption occurred at the volcano yesterday, sending an ash plume to estimated 11 km (34,000 ft) altitude, the Darwin VAAC reported. The ash plume was drifting west over mainland Papua New Guinea and rapidly dissipated.
The Aviation Color Code has been raised from Orange to Red.
The eruption was likely one of the volcano's frequent paroxysms involving tall lava fountains from the summit crater with associated lava flows and/or pyroclastic flows covering parts of the northeastern flanks. Thermal emissions from the volcano have been elevated recently, suggesting that there is abundant fresh lava arriving in the summit area.
There are no reports of injuries or fatalities.
Similar ash eruptions have been occurring in the past weeks, most notably on 24 Aug and 23 Sep. On the 24 Aug eruption, an explosive eruption produced a similar ash plume to approx. 15 km (50,000 feet) a.s.l. and lava flows that forced 2000 inhabitants of the small island to flee.
According to a newspaper article, "islanders reported ash and other debris from the volcano was so thick that sunlight was totally blocked for a few hours."
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Satellite image of Manam volcano on  5 Oct 2018
Friday, Oct 05, 2018
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Satellite image of Manam volcano on  3 Oct 2018
Wednesday, Oct 03, 2018
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Satellite image of Manam volcano on  2 Oct 2018
Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018
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Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018
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