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Manam volcano (Papua New Guinea) - Large (Plinian eruption) on 27 Feb. 2006

Tuesday Feb 28, 2006 09:37 AM | BY: TOM PFEIFFER

Map of the extent of the ash plume, as of early 28 Feb.,  from Manam volcano's explosion of 27 Feb. Source: VAAC Darwin.
Map of the extent of the ash plume, as of early 28 Feb., from Manam volcano's explosion of 27 Feb. Source: VAAC Darwin.

On the morning of 27 February 2006, at 7:33 GMT, Manam volcano had a lvery arge, probably Vulcanian or sub-Plinian eruption. As the VAAC Darwin reports from satellite and pilot observations, a mushroom eruption cloud reached about 18-20 km height a.s.l.. and has already spread over a vast area around the volcano, mainly to the N. This eruption might be a similar event as the large explosion on 27 January 2005. Thousands of people from ths island have been evacutated since Nov. 2004. Since the volcano's activity began to increase in Nov 2004, thousands of people from the small island of Manam have been evacuated.


Source: VAAC Darwin


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