Papua New Guinea volcano

Updated: 1/24/2018 3:15:01 AM
The Rabaul Volcanological Observatory said activity on Kadovar remains "dynamic" and that a continuous white steam plume is rising from its southeast vent up to 800 metres above the island.
It said there were several "moderate" explosions from Kadovar at the weekend, and that the volcano's ash clouds had drifted tens of kilometres southwards.
Source: DORRIS

Published Tuesday, January 23, 2018

An island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupted again Sunday, sending plumes of steam and ash into the air.

Thousands of people have been evacuated from islands surrounding Kadovar Island off the South Pacific nation's north coast since the volcano there began erupting on Jan. 5.

Flights nearby have been canceled due to the risk posed by ash plumes and ships were warned to stay away from the island.

Experts warned last week that seismic activity beneath the volcano meant that a major eruption could be imminent.

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has previously said state resources were being made available to support evacuations and he has warned northern coastal communities to be alert for possible tsunamis.

Kadovar is off the northern coast of New Guinea, the larger island that includes Papua New Guinea's capital, Port Moresby.
Source: DORRIS

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Papua New Guinea volcano Facts

Power: 1
Affected Area: 25 km.
Alert Level: Yellow
Category: Geo
Response: Evacuate
Severity: Extreme
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Evacuated: 4500

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