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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
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Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano eruptions:
2014, 2013, 1994-2011, 1943, 1941-42, 1940, 1937, 1878, 1850(?), 1791, 1767
Typical eruption style:
Explosive
Last earthquakes nearby
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Satellite image of Tarvurvur volcano (c) Google
Satellite image of Tarvurvur volcano (c) Google
 

Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano news & eruption update

Rabaul volcano (PNG): activity summary 1-31 August 2013 - frequent ash emissions

Wed, 11 Sep 2013, 10:05
10:05 AM | BY: T
RVO reported that during 1-31 August low-level activity at Rabaul caldera's Tavurvur cone consisted of pale gray plumes with variable but mostly minor ash content. Intervals between emissions ranged from tens of seconds to hours.
Ash plumes rose as high as 1 km and drifted NW, causing ashfall mainly in a narrow band between the E part of old Rabaul town (3-5 km NW) and Namanula Hill, and further downwind towards Nonga area. Malaguna No. 1 and other parts of Rabaul town were also affected. Most noises were associated with forceful emissions and were short in duration. Seismicity was high and dominated by ash-emission events.
(Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)
Previous news
Fri, 6 Sep 2013, 13:50
SO2 plume from Rabaul volcano today (NOAA)
The activity at Tavurvur has increased since the second half of August, a recent report by ECHO (European Commission department of Humanitarian Aid) mentions. read all
Mon, 26 Aug 2013, 12:29
MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Tavurvur volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
Mild to moderate explosive activity continues. During the past days, several ash plumes reaching 6,000 ft (1,8 km) altitude were reported. MODIS data show a hot spot at Tavurvur cone. ... read all
Thu, 8 Aug 2013, 09:28
Weak to moderate eruptive activity continues, characterized by frequent explosions and ash emissions from the Tavurvur cone: ... read all
Thu, 18 Jul 2013, 10:05
RVO reported that during 16 June-14 July white-to-light-gray plumes sometimes containing fine ash rose at most 2 km from Rabaul caldera's Tavurvur cone and drifted NW and SE. Roaring and rumbling noises also continued, and seismicity was low. ... read all
Wed, 17 Apr 2013, 10:05
RVO reported that roaring and rumbling noises from Rabaul were heard during 1-14 April, especially at night. White vapor plumes with ash rose at most 100 m above the main crater and drifted NW, causing ashfall in Rabaul town (3-5 km NW) ... read all
 

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