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Saturday, Dec 08, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Manam in much quieter times. Credit: Wally Johnson/Australia Bureau of Mineral Resources.
Saturday, Dec 08, 2018
A significant phase of explosive activity has occurred today, with sustained emissions to 45,000ft (~13.5km) from 3:00 to 9:00 UTC, and a continuing plume to 27,000ft (~8km). This event is almost certain to be a VEI 3- large, but not major. [more]
 

Volcanoes of Papua New Guinea (67 volcanoes)

All active volcanoes of Papua New Guinea are listed. Papua New Guinea has the most active volcanoes in the South West Pacific. Its most active volcanoes include Manam, Karkar, Lamington, Langila, Ulawun, Rabaul and Bagana volcano.
The volcanoes of Papua New Guinea are found in 2 principal volcanic arcs, the 1000 km long Bismarck Arc stretching WNW-ESE at north of New Guinea and New Britain Island, from the north coast of New Guinea near the border with Indonesia, to Bougainville Island in the east. This arc is a result of the northward subducting Solomon Sea beneath the Bismarck Sea plate.
The second volcanic arc forms the volcanoes on the south-eastern peninsula of New Guinea and is caused by the northward subduction of the Coral Sea.
 

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