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Satellite image of Langila volcano (image by Google Earth View)
Langila volcano, whose activity record goes back to the 19th century only, is one of the most active volcanoes of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Langila's frequent activity consists typically of mild-to-moderate explosive eruptions, that are sometimes accompanied by lava flows.
The volcano consists of four small overlapping cones on the lower eastern flank of the extinct Talawe volcano,- the highest volcano in NW New Britain. The rectangular, 2.5-km-long crater of Talawe has a large gap to the SE; the younger Langila volcano formed NE of Talawe's breached crater.
Extensive lava flows have reached the sea from the N and NE flanks of the volcano. Since observations have begun, 3 summit craters have been active. The youngest and smallest of these, with a diameter of 150 m, was formed in 1960.
Langila volcano news and eruption updates (Papua New Guinea):
Langila volcano (Papua New Guinea): ash emissions
Friday May 13, 2016 17:06 PM | DOOR: T
Ash plume from Langila volcano yesterday
A mildly explosive eruption continues at the remote volcano on the western tip of New Britain Island. An ash plume and a thermal hot spot can be seen on satellite imagery.
Heat signal from Langila volcano (MIROVA)
Friday, Apr 22, 2016
Darwin VAAC reported ash emissions from the volcano that rose to 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude and drifted up to 100 km north. Aviation color code is at orange. [meer...]
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016
Darwin VAAC reported that during 6-7 April ash plumes from the volcano rose to an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 55 km NE and E. (Source: Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 6-12 April 2016) [meer...]
Friday, Nov 22, 2013
An SO2 plume from the volcano is visible on satellite data today, indicating continuing activity. [meer...]
Thursday, Oct 24, 2013
A thermal hot spot and an SO2 plume are often visible on satellite data, indicating that the volcano is in eruption although the nature of its current activity is not known exactly. ... [meer...]
Monday, Feb 11, 2013
Increased SO2 emissions are visible on satellite images today. [meer...]
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