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Papua New Guinea - Langila volcano

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As of the 4th of May, The Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (WVAAC) & colleage Dr. Jophn Seach has reported that volcanic activity has resumed at Langila volcano in Papua New Guinea. Hotspots are visible on satellite images of the volcano from April 22 to May 1. Ash emissions are visible to an altitude of 7000 ft. Volcanic activity at Langila consists of mild to moderate explosive eruptions sometimes accompanied by lava flows. 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.