Langila , New Britian , Papua New Guinea : ash plumes from Langila rose to an altitude of 2.1 km.

Langila , New Britian , Papua New Guinea : ash plumes from Langila rose to an altitude of 2.1 km.

Based on analyses of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that during 2-3 April ash plumes from Langila rose to an altitude of 2.1 km (7,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 35-65 km N NE, and E.

Langila, one of the most active volcanoes of New Britain, consists of a group of four small overlapping composite basaltic-andesitic cones on the lower eastern flank of the extinct Talawe volcano. Talawe is the highest volcano in the Cape Gloucester area of NW New Britain. A rectangular, 2.5-km-long crater is breached widely to the SE; Langila volcano was constructed NE of the breached crater of Talawe. An extensive lava field reaches the coast on the north and NE sides of Langila. Frequent mild-to-moderate explosive eruptions, sometimes accompanied by lava flows, have been recorded since the 19th century from three active craters at the summit of Langila. The youngest and smallest crater (no. 3 crater) was formed in 1960 and has a diameter of 150 m.

April 07 , 2016 .Langila , New Britian , Papua New Guinea :

5.525°S, 148.42°E
Elevation 1330 m

 

Source: Centre d’avis de cendres volcaniques Darwin (VAAC) , Gvp .

Photo : Wally Johnson, 1970 (Australia Bureau of Mineral Resources).

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