Mount Lamington is a andesitic stratovolcano that was thought to be dormant with an elevation of 5,509' / 1,680m. Also known as Mt. Lamington. Located to the northeast is Embi Lakes, Girua (Girua Blocks), Girua Airport (Kenney, Dobodura No. 7) and beyond Popondetta. Today located in Oro
Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
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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October 23, 2019