Langila

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Langila
Langila ash.jpg
NASA satellite image of ash from Langila
Elevation 1,330 m (4,360 ft)
Location
Location New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Coordinates 5°31′30″S 148°25′12″E / 5.525°S 148.42°E / -5.525; 148.42
Geology
Type Complex volcano
Volcanic arc/belt Bismarck volcanic arc
Last eruption November to December 2012

Langila is one of the most active volcanoes of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. It consists of four overlapping volcanic cones on the eastern flank of an older extinct volcano, Talawe. Talawe is the largest volcano in Cape Gloucester. There have been dozens of recorded eruptions since the 19th century from three separate volcanic craters at the summit of Langila. The most recent eruptive cycle of Langila began in August 2006 and continued into early 2007. Volcanic activity at Langila consists of Strombo-Vulcanian and Vulcanian eruptions and lava flows. Langila is one of the most active volcanoes in the Bismark arc. The smallest crater is crater number 3.

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