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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
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Satellite image of Manam volcano (c) Google

Manam volcano news and eruption updates (New Guinea):

Manam volcano (Papua New Guinea): new violent eruption, ash to 55,000 ft altitude, residents call for help

Thursday Jan 24, 2019 18:24 PM | BY: T
Another violent eruptive phase (a paroxysm) is occurring at the volcano. It is already the second such eruption this year after the last one had ended on 11 Jan. VAAC Darwin reported ash plumes rising as high as 55,000 ft (approx. 17 km), which marks it as a very significant event.
The eruption is characterized by intense lava fountaining generating a tall ash plume. It has already lasted more than 24 hours, residents reported earlier today. Whether there are also lava flows and/or pyroclastic flows (avalanches of hot ashes and debris) is unclear.
Unfortunately, there is heavy impact on the remaining population on the island, with many details still unknown:
A few hours ago, local residents sent out urgent calls for help for immediate evacuation. Parts of the infrastructure such as water sources, cell phone towers and some buildings have already been destroyed - by what cause exactly: pyroclastic flows, lava flows or ash fall, is unclear.

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