Satellite image of Langila volcano (image by Google Earth View)
stratovulkaan 1330 m / 4,363 ft
New Britain, Papua New Guinea, -5.53°S / 148.42°ECurrent status
: normal or dormant
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2009-2013, 2002-08, 1973-2000, 1971-72, 1970, 1969, 1967-68, 1964-66, 1962-63, 1960-61, 1958, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1942 (?), 1907, 1900, 1890, 1884, 1878Typical eruption style:
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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.
NASA Earth Observatory
Explosion of Langila volcano 1985
Langila volcano news and eruption updates (Papua New Guinea):
Langila volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA OBS TO FL070 EXT 30NM TO N AT 12/2020Z.
Saturday Nov 12, 2016 21:00 PM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVAU0300 at 20:46 UTC, 12/11/16 from ADRM
VOLCANO: LANGILA 252010
PSN: S0532 E14825
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1330M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/47
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL070 EXT 30NM TO N AT 12/2020Z.
OBS VA DTG: 12/2050Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL070 S0505 E14837 - S0504 E14822 - S0504
E14822 - S0533 E14823 - S0534 E14827 MOV N 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 13/0250Z SFC/FL070 S0457 E14841 - S0456
E14817 - S0533 E14822 - S0534 E14828
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 13/0850Z SFC/FL070 S0501 E14836 - S0501
E14817 - S0515 E14758 - S0536 E14819 - S0534 E14828
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 13/1450Z SFC/FL070 S0501 E14836 - S0501
E14817 - S0515 E14759 - S0536 E14820 - S0533 E14829
RMK: T+0 POLYGON CONFIDENCE HIGH AS VA CLEARLY IDENTIFIABLE
IN VIS SATELLITE IMAGERY. FORECAST +12 HRS CONFIDENCE LOW
DUE TO LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED
ON SATELLITE IMAGERY AND MODEL DATA.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20161113/0250Z
Friday, May 13, 2016
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.
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.
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)