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Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano
caldera 688 m / 2,257 ft
New Britain, Papua New Guinea, -4.27°S / 152.2°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano eruptions:
2014, 2013, 1994-2011, 1943, 1941-42, 1940, 1937, 1878, 1850(?), 1791, 1767
Typical eruption style:
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Satellite image of Tarvurvur volcano (c) Google
Satellite image of Tarvurvur volcano (c) Google

Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano news & eruption update

Tavurvur volcano (New Britain, PNG), new activity since 3 August

Thu, 4 Aug 2011, 18:41
18:41 PM |
Tavur is erupting again! As Ulla reports from a message from the Rabaul Volcano Observatory: "Since August 3rd 8:30 local time Tavurvur (Rabaul/PNG) is active again, ejecting ash clouds up to 700m high. The clouds are so dense that they need 2 hours to clear out."
Previous news
Thu, 13 Aug 2009, 07:52
During 5-11 August ash plumes from Rabaul caldera's Tavurvur cone rose to altitudes of 2.1-3 km. ... read all
Thu, 15 Jan 2009, 22:21
3-14 January ash plumes from Rabaul rose to altitudes of 1,7 km. Explosions and incandescence were visible. There were no flights by Air Niugini because of ash fall until 13 January. On January 11 two vents opened at the SW flank. ... read all
Fri, 21 Nov 2008, 22:31
It was reported that during 12 and 16-18 November ash plumes from Rabaul caldera's Tavurvur read all
Fri, 31 Oct 2008, 14:39
Ash plumes were reported during 21-26 October on Rabaul´s caldera. ... read all
Thu, 23 Oct 2008, 11:02
RVO reported that during 12-20 October ash plumes from Rabaul caldera's Tavurvur cone rose to an altitude of 0.9-2.7 km (3,000-8,900ft) a.s.l. and drifted N, NW, S, and SE. Ashfall was reported in areas downwind. During 20-21 October, large explosions occurred and ash plumes rose to altitudes of 1.7-3.7 km (5,600-12,100 ft) a.s.l. A significant amount of ash fell in the area of Rabaul town (3-5 km NW). Continuous incandescence from the vent was observed and loud roaring noises were reported. ... read all

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