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Recently returned residents flee after new eruption at Ulawun vlcano, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's Ulawun volcano erupted early October 1, 2019, after a brief period of very high seismicity detected since September 30. The eruption forced recently returned residents to flee again. The eruption ejected volcanic ash up to 6 km (20 000 feet)...

October 01, 2019

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Major stratospheric eruption at Ulawun volcano, ash to 19.2 km (63 000 feet) a.s.l., P.N.G.

A high-level eruption with volcanic ash rising up to 7.62 km (25 000 feet) above sea level started at Ulawun volcano, Papua New Guinea at 01:50 UTC on August 3, 2019. Multispectral satellite imagery detected a new eruption to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l. at 09:53...

August 03, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 08:21 UTC on July 15, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 59 km (36 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). The epicenter was located 24...

July 15, 2019

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Deep M6.0 earthquake hits Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 earthquake hit Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea at 17:08 UTC on July 11, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 497.1 km (308.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 505 km (313.7 miles). The epicenter...

July 11, 2019

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15 000 people evacuate after eruptions of Ulawun and Manam, Papua New Guinea

At least 15 000 people were forced to evacuate after two volcanoes - Ulawun on June 26 and Manam on June 28, 2019 - erupted in Papua New Guinea. While there are no reports of casualties, the eruptions disrupted domestic flghts, destroyed homes, plantations and...

July 01, 2019

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High-level eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Papua New Guinea

A high-level eruption took place at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea on June 27, 2019, after a period of increased seismic activity. The Aviation Color Code is Red. According to locals, the eruption started with a 'thundering noise' around 15:00 UTC (01:00...

June 28, 2019

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Spectacular stratospheric eruption, volcanic ash to 19.2 km (63 000 feet) a.s.l. - Ulawun, P.N.G.

Satellite imagery obtained 08:30 UTC, June 26, 2019 indicate an ongoing volcanic ash eruption to approximately 19.2 km (63 000 feet) above sea level extending in all directions, the Darwin VAAC reported 08:34 UTC. Volcanic ash to 13.4 km (44 000 feet) a.s.l....

June 26, 2019

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High-level eruption at Ulawun volcano - ash to 19.2 km (63 000 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code Red, P.N.G.

A high-level eruption took place at Ulawun volcano, Papua New Guinea on June 26, 2019. The eruption started at about 22:00 UTC on June 25 after a few weeks of increased activity. Nearby villages were evacuated. The RVO reported increased seismicity at the volcano...

June 26, 2019

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 22:37 UTC on May 17, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 21.9 km (13.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 60 km (37.2 miles). The epicenter was located...

May 18, 2019

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Powerful M7.5 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea

A powerful earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 12:58 UTC (22:58 LT) on May 14, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.5 at a depth of 48 km (29.8 miles). The epicenter was located...

May 14, 2019

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Very strong M7.2 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.2 hit near Bulolo, Papua New Guinea at 21:19 UTC on May 6, 2019 (07:49 local time, May 7). The agency is reporting a depth of 126.9 km (78.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 130 km (80.7 miles). This...

May 06, 2019

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Massive mudslide wipes out remote villages in PNG's Enga Province

At least 8 people have been killed and 4 remain missing after a devastating mudslide hit two remote villages in Papua New Guinea's remote Enga Province on April 15, 2018. Search and rescue operations are still in progress. The event is a cruel reminder that many...

April 18, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 11:20 UTC on March 30, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 57.2 km (35.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 65 km (40.4 miles). The epicenter was...

March 30, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit near the coast of Papua New Guinea at 12:48 UTC on March 10, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. This is the second M6+...

March 10, 2019

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Explosive activity at Manam volcano, Aviation Color Code remains Red, Papua New Guinea

Explosive activity continues at Papua New Guinea's Manam volcano, ejecting ash plume to an estimated 3 km (10 000 feet) above sea level since March 1, 2019. Significant thermal anomalies were detected on March 2 and 3 as well as a plume of SO2 at approximately 3...

March 04, 2019

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Deep M6.4 earthquake hits New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit New Ireland region of Papua New Guinea at 14:35 UTC on February 17, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 367.9 km (228.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 375 km (233 miles). The epicenter was...

February 17, 2019

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Destructive eruption at Manam volcano, residents call urgent evacuation, VA to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) a.s.l., P.N.G.

A new high-impact eruption took place at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea around 16:20 UTC on January 24, 2019. The volcano is continuously erupting for more than 24 hours and has destroyed telecommunication towers, water sources and other infrastructure. Local...

January 24, 2019

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High-impact eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Papua New Guinea

A powerful eruption started at Papua New Guinea's Manam volcano around 04:48 UTC on January 23, 2019. The Aviation Color Code is Red. The Darwin VAAC first reported the eruption at 04:49 UTC with ash estimated at a height of 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l. The...

January 23, 2019

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake under Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit under the Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea at 15:06 UTC on January 17, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. This earthquake can...

January 17, 2019

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Powerful eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) a.s.l., P.N.G.

A powerful eruption started at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea around 21:00 UTC on January 7, 2019. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. Volcanic ash dissipated by 06:15 UTC, January 8. According to the Darwin VAAC, satellite imagery suggest volcanic ash...

January 08, 2019

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High-impact eruption at Manam volcano, heavy ashfall blocking sunlight, P.N.G.

A powerful eruption started at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea around 03:00 UTC on December 8, 2018. Heavy ashfall is falling on the island, blocking out sunlight. Volcanic ash rose up to 13.7 km (45 000 feet) above sea level, according to the Darwin VAAC, forcing...

December 08, 2018

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Very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake, strong aftershocks hit P.N.G.

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS and EMSC as M7.0 hit Papua New Guinea's New Britain Region at 20:48 UTC on October 10, 2018. The USGS is reporting a depth of 40.3 km (25 miles). The quake was preceded by M6.1 at 20:45, and followed by M5.9 at...

October 11, 2018

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Eruption at Manam volcano ejects ash to 10.4 km (34 000 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code raised to Red, P.N.G.

A discrete emission of volcanic ash to a height of 10.4 km (34 000 feet) above sea level took place at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea around 12:48 UTC, October 5, 2018. The eruption does not seem to be ongoing, the Darwin VAAC said 14:17 UTC. Volcanic ash cloud...

October 05, 2018

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High-impact eruption at Manam volcano, 2 000 people flee from lava flows, ash up to 15 km a.s.l., PNG

A powerful eruption took place at PNG's Manam volcano at 20:00 UTC, August 24, 2018 (06:00 local time, August 25). This sudden, high-impact eruption sent volcanic ash up to 15 km (50 000 feet) above sea level and produced lava flows that forced 2 000 villagers...

August 26, 2018

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of New Britain, PNG

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 07:57 UTC (17:57 local time) on May 9, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 55 km (34...

May 09, 2018

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit New Guinea, Papua New Guinea at 05:48 UTC on April 7, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). This quake is an aftershock...

April 07, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hits New Britain, P.N.G.

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.9 on the Richter scale hit New Britain region of Papua New Guinea at 21:25 UTC on March 29, 2018. USGS is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 60 (37.3 miles). This earthquake can have a...

March 29, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 09:51 UTC on March 26, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 41 km (25.5 miles). EMSC is...

March 26, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 11:23 UTC on March 24, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 35.8 km (22.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 70 km (43.5 miles). This earthquake is...

March 24, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit near the coast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea at 17:39 UTC on March 8, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 15.2 km (9.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). This...

March 08, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.7 aftershock hits Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit Papua New Guinea at 14:13 UTC on March 6, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 22.9 km (14.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 0 km. This is the strongest aftershock to...

March 06, 2018

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Mount Bosavi eruption rumors are making people flee, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's aid agencies have expressed grave concern for people fleeing their villages due to rumors of a volcanic eruption at Mount Bosavi. PNG's Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) and its associated ministry, Christian Radio Missionary Fellowship...

March 06, 2018

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M6.0 aftershock hits Papua New Guinea, 4th M6+ after M7.5 on February 25

Magnitude 6.0 aftershock hit Southern Highlands province of Papua New Guinea at 19:56 UTC on March 4, 2018. This is the 4th M6+ earthquake to hit this region after M7.5 mainshock on February 25. Unofficial reports received March 3 mention at least 156 deaths....

March 04, 2018

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Extinct Bosavi volcano showing signs of awakening, Papua New Guinea

Bosavi volcano located in Papua New Guinea's Southern Highlands Province is showing signs of awakening after this week's M7.5 earthquake and hundreds of moderate to strong aftershocks. "As we speak we are seeing smoke building up at the top of the...

February 28, 2018

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M6.0 and 6.3 aftershocks hit Papua New Guinea

An aftershock of yesterday's M7.5 earthquake measuring M6.0 on the Richter scale hit Papua New Guinea at 08:26 UTC on February 26, 2018 at a depth of 23.6 km (14.6 miles). This is the 28th moderate to strong aftershock to hit this area since February 25th M7.5....

February 26, 2018

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Massive M7.5 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit Papua New Guinea at 17:44 UTC on February 25, 2018 (03:44 local time, February 26). The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.5 at a depth of 30 km (18.6...

February 25, 2018

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea at 22:47 UTC on January 26, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles)....

January 27, 2018

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Islands around Kadovar evacuating amid fears of a new eruption of Bam volcano, P.N.G.

The Governor of Papua New Guinea's East Sepik province has ordered the evacuation of 5 000 people from islands of Ruprup (Blup Blup) and Biem (Bam) to the mainland, including those already evacuated from Kadovar. The decision was made due to a tsunami risk to...

January 15, 2018

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Significant sulfur dioxide, ashfall over entire Kadovar island, P.N.G.

The entire island of Kadovar is receiving big amounts of ash and there is now a significant sulfur dioxide gas observed in and around the island, authorities said. The gas has contaminated the western part of the nearby island of Ruprup where Kadovar residents...

January 12, 2018

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Dormant Kadovar volcano awakens, first eruption in known history, P.N.G.

More than 500 people living on Kadovar Island, East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea have been evacuated following the first eruption of Kadovar volcano in known history. This volcano, dormant until yesterday, is part of the Schouten Islands, and lies off the...

January 06, 2018