Langila volcano, Papua New Guinea - eruption update
According to the Darwin VAAC, low-level ash plumes from Langila were visible on satellite imagery during 8-13 June. It is expected that the activity at Langila continues at fluctuating levels.
The Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) reported that on 2 June, more ash than usual were emitted. The prevailing winds carried most of the initial ashfall to the sea, but lower-level winds redirected the ash back onto the island. About 10,000 people live near the volcano and there were reports of increased cases of respiratory problems and eye irritation.
During an aerial inspection of the area on 6 June, IFRC determined that ~3,490 people had been affected by the eruption, mainly in the villages of Aitavala, Masele, Kilenge, Ongaea, Potne, and Sumel, but also to a lesser extent in Vem, Galegale, Tauale, and Laut. Ashfall damaged small food gardens andcontaminated some water sources. The provincial government encouragedvoluntary evacuation of affected areas.
Source: abbreviated from the GVP/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report, 8-14 June 2005
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