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22 May 2018 description

On 5 January, volcanic activity on Kadovar Island, one of the six Schouten Islands of Papua New Guinea, prompted all 591 residents to evacuate. The islanders have been relocated to the Dandan Care centre, located in Turubu LLG (East Sepik Province). The 3.5 hectare site is located on a narrow strip of land physically bound by steep hills on the inland side and the sea. The ground is low-lying and sandy. It is prone to flooding during heavy rains as two running creeks (flowing from inland) flow through either side of the site as they flow out to sea.

20 Mar 2018 description

A. SITUATION ANALYSIS

Description of the disaster

The remote Kadovar Island volcano became active on 5 January 2018 with mild volcanic activity on the south-eastern side of the island. The Governor’s office conducted an aerial assessment and observed lava flow on the island with an estimated 50-60 per cent of the island covered in lava. The entire population has been relocated to Blup Blup Island, which is an island of about 800 people.

06 Feb 2018 description

Description of the event

A volcano on Papua New Guinea's Kadovar island has erupted, sending plumes of steam and ash 800m into the air with experts warning seismic activity beneath the volcano means an eruption could be imminent.

Thousands of people have been evacuated from the surrounding islands near Papua New Guinea's north coast with resources being deployed to support the relief effort. Flights around the area have been cancelled and ships warned to stay at a distance from the island.

27 Jan 2018 description

This update is produced by the PNG Disaster Management Team Secretariat in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 17 January 2018. The next update will be issued on or around 31 January 2018.

Background

22 Jan 2018 description

PHILIPPINES

The alert level for the Mayon Volcano has been raised to Level-4 due to increased seismic unrest, lava fountaining and explosions. The volcano spewed a 10-kilometer high ash column on 22 January, with authorities warning of an imminent hazardous eruption, possibly within days. The eruption resulted in moderate to heavy ash fall, with low-visibility reported in the towns of Guinobatan, Camalig, and Ligao located to the southwest of the volcano.

22 Jan 2018 description

Papua New Guinea's Kadovar volcano continues to emit ash amid signs that the island may partially collapse.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

18 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • No loss of life

  • Homes were destroyed, left with only the clothes on their skin.

  • All 691 people of Kadavor Island are now at Dandan Village, Turubu LLG

  • ADRA PNG through the coordination of Sepik Mission was the first to reach the people of Kadavor Island for the initial assessment

  • The whole island is made up of Seventh-day Adventist Church members.

  • Special request from Kadavor Church members to have Bibles, Morning Watch, Lesson and other literature for them.

17 Jan 2018 description

This update is produced by the PNG Disaster Management Team Secretariat in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 15 January 2018. The next update will be issued on or around 19 January 2018.

Background

Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Kadovar Island became active on 5 January 2018 with volcanic activity.
The Kadovar population was evacuated to neighbouring Rup Rup island by 6 January with the East Sepik Provincial Government providing water and food relief as well as clothing.

16 Jan 2018 description

by Reuters Sunday, 14 January 2018 05:42 GMT

"The people there, as the volcano erupted, they rushed immediately to escape"

By Alison Bevege

SYDNEY, Jan 14 (Reuters) - About 1,500 people are being evacuated from an island off the northern coast of Papua New Guinea (PNG) after a nearby volcano erupted, the local Red Cross said on Sunday.

15 Jan 2018 description

Kadovar volcano (Kadovar Island, East Sepik Province, north-east of Papua New Guinea), which started to erupt on 5 January, continues its activity.

According to media, as of 15 January at 7:30 UTC, the Governor East Sepik province has ordered the evacuation of 5 000 people from the three interested islands (Kadovar, Blup Blup and Bam) to the mainland.

In addition, media reported,as of the same date, 700 people already evacuated from Kadovar island to Blup Blup island and to Bam island.

At 04:00 UTC of 13 January, the VAAC Advisory from VAAC Darwin remains Orange.

15 Jan 2018 description

By Yara Murray-Atfield

Papua New Guinea authorities order the evacuation of some 5,000 people from three islands amid fears of a volcanic eruption, as the country's Prime Minister directs national resources to assist in the disaster response.

Key points:

15 Jan 2018 description

This update is produced by the PNG Disaster Management Team Secretariat in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 12 January 2018. The next update will be issued on or around 16 January 2018

Background

12 Jan 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

The remote Kadovar Island volcano became active on 5 January 2018 with mild volcanic activity on the south-eastern side of the island. The Governor’s office conducted an aerial assessment and observed lava flow on the island with an estimated 50-60 per cent of the island covered in lava. The entire population has been relocated to Blup Blup Island, which is an island of about 800 people.

11 Jan 2018 description

This update is produced by the PNG Disaster Management Team Secretariat in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 10 January 2018. The next update will be issued on or around 12 January 2018.

Background

Kadovar Island became active on 5 January 2018 with volcanic activity.

The provincial government confirmed that to date there have been no casualties and the entire population of Kadovar island (591 people) has been evacuated.