Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Langila
in Papua New Guinea

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Langila is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Name: Langila
Lat/Lon: -5.525 , 148.42
Event Date: 03 Aug 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 11000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 48000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 3
Population exposure index: 3
Inserted at: 03 Aug 2020 09:31 UTC

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Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 03 Aug 2020 00:00 DARWIN

Exposed population

The eruption happened in Papua New Guinea , Province of West New Britain (population 130,000) . The nearest places are Aimaga, Aimaga Mission, Poini, Tauali, Kilenge Mission, Waremo, Gloucester, Agulupella, Nekarop, Wilnari, and Gilau.

Radius Population
100 km 48000 people
75 km 36000 people
50 km 19000 people
30 km 10000 people
20 km 7400 people
10 km 2900 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 130000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Aimaga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 7 km
Aimaga Mission West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 8 km
Poini West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 8 km
Tauali West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 9 km
Kilenge Mission West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 9 km
Waremo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 9 km
Gloucester West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 10 km
Agulupella West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 11 km
Nekarop West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 11 km
Wilnari West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 12 km
Sagsag West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 12 km
Silimate West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 13 km
Airagilpua West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 13 km
Kakumo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 17 km
Relmen West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 18 km
Natamu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 18 km
Aisilmapua West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 19 km
Walawalapua West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 21 km
Mareka West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 22 km
Namaramanga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 23 km
Aisega West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 24 km
Bambak West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 25 km
Aumo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 25 km
Akonga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 26 km
Warien West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 29 km
Gilinit West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 29 km
Gurisi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Siamatai West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 37 km
Alairo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 42 km
Barik Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 44 km
Anepmete West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 44 km
Makasangno West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 44 km
Marli Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 44 km
Lab Lab Mission Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Garau Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 46 km
Yangla Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Molo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Urubalne West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 53 km
Aupwel Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 56 km
Iungpun West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 59 km
Uwilaitno West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 60 km
Woro West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 61 km
Mararamu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 61 km
Gomlongon Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 62 km
Tarawe Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 62 km
Karaiai West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 62 km
Borowai West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 62 km
Pureling West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 63 km
Benim West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 64 km
Bukum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 64 km
Barim Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 65 km
Barang Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Sema Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 68 km
Gasam Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 68 km
Souren West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 68 km
Gilau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 69 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Cape Gloucester Gloucester CGC 24 0 7 km
Lablab LAB unknown 0 41 km
Satwag SWG unknown 0 67 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Gilau PGGIL Papua New Guinea 69 km

Dams

Nuclear plants

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