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Volcano news
Friday, May 01, 2020
Emissions from Bagana volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin recorded new emissions of ash during the past two months, when the volcano erupted on 29 February 2020. Ash plumes reached 10,000 ft (3,000 m) altitude. Volcanic ash is dispersed towards the northwest. ... read all
 

Volcanoes of North Solomons Province (9 volcanoes)

Bagana |Bakanovi |Balbi |Billy Mitchell |Emperor Range |Loloru |Numa Numa |Takuan |Tore
Bagana
(lava cone (stratovolcano))
Bagana volcano on Bougainville Island is one of the world's most active volcanoes. It has erupted frequently since its discovery in 1842. It is located on a remote part of central Bougainville Island in the Northern Solomon Province of Papua New Guinea.
Bagana volcano is a... [more]
Bakanovi
(stratovolcano)
Bakanovi volcano is an extinct volcano 16 km east of Bagana volcano on Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea. The small volcano is deeply eroded and was built above an eroded 4 km diameter caldera. [more]
Balbi
(stratovolcano)
Balbi is a large stratovolcano and the highest point on Bougainville Island, Northern Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea.
It is not certain whether the volcano has erupted in historic times, as some local traditions suggest. An active fumarole field is located at Balbi's 60... [more]
Billy Mitchell
(pyroclastic shield)
Billy Mitchell volcano is a small shield volcano, which is composed mainly of loose deposits from explosive eruptions (pyroclastic shield). The volcano is located immediately NE of Bagana volcano in central Bougainville Island.
Billy Mitchell's typical eruption style are e... [more]
Emperor Range
(Caldera(s))
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Loloru
(pyroclastic shield)
Loloru volcano is a large shield volcano in SE Bougainville Island.
It is composed mainly of airfall tephra and thick pyroclastic flow deposits and together with the nearby Takuan complex covers about 60% of the southern half of Bougainville Island.
The smooth flanks... [more]
Numa Numa
(Stratovolcano)
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Takuan
(compuond volcano)
Takuan is a group of stratovolcanoes in the SE part of Bougainville Island in the Crown Prince Ranges, Papua New Guinea.
The group contains 3 closely spaced, NW-SE-trending andesitic-dacitic stratovolcanoes and 2 small lava domes. The volcanoes are densely forested, but 2 ... [more]
Tore
(lava cone)
Tore volcano is a 6 x 9 km wide caldera with a younger cone, which probably is still active.
The densely forested volcano is located north-west of Mount Balbi volcano in the Emperor Range in northern Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea.
The younger cone of the volc... [more]

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