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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

"ASH CITY" - a south Pacific paradise city buried in ash: photo exhibition by Ulla Lohmann

Mon, 14 Nov 2011, 09:27
09:27 AM |
Children at Rabaul, PNG (photo: Ulla Lohmann)
Children at Rabaul, PNG (photo: Ulla Lohmann)
Since 16 years, the active Tavurvur volcano has been threatening the citizens of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. Our team member Ulla Lohmann, whose work has been published in GEO, National Geographic, New York Times, BBC, and others, is presenting a powerful series of images that show that there is also hope within the destruction. Her photographs portrait the colorful, and difficult life at the slopes of the erupting volcano.
The opening of the exhibit will be held today at 7pm UTC+1 at the Kreissparkasse Crailsheim, Germany, and will be open from 15th of november 2011 until the 31st of January 2012 during business hours.
Thanks goes to the help from Canon, Visa Pour l'Image and GEO. All money will be donated for PPAF e.V. to help building a new school in Rabaul.
Previous news
Thu, 4 Aug 2011, 18:41
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." ... read all
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

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