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    Mount Lamington Oro Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Mount Lamington is a andesitic stratovolcano that was thought to be dormant with an elevation of 5,509' / 1,680m. Located to the southwest of Popondetta and Girua Airport (Kenney, Dobodura No. 7).

Postwar
During the night of January 18, 1951 Mount Lamington began to erupt. Three days later on January 21, 1951 a violent eruption blew off the northern face and triggered a pyroclastic flow devestating a 14km radius. An estimated 3,000 were killed by the eruption.

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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