Volcano erupting now Kadovar in Papua New Guinea, 500-600 residents of the island have been evacuated, however particulars are sparse. Native experiences recommend that half the island is roofed in “lava”.
Kadovar volcano in Papua New Guinea is on the list of currently erupting volcanoes with the potential for pyroclastic flows hitting the ocean across the island or perhaps a landslide from the volcano failing, the Rabaul Volcano Observatory has warned that there’s a potential for a tsunami to be generated if the eruption continues.
All active volcanoes of Papua New Guinea are listed. Papua New Guinea has probably the most active volcanoes within the South West Pacific. Its most lively volcanoes embody Manam, Karkar, Lamington, Langila, Ulawun, Rabaul and Bagana volcano.
The volcanoes of Papua New Guinea are present in 2 principal volcanic arcs, the 1000 km lengthy Bismarck Arc stretching WNW-ESE at north of New Guinea and New Britain Island, from the north coast of New Guinea close to the border with Indonesia, to Bougainville Island within the east. This arc is a results of the northward subducting Solomon Sea beneath the Bismarck Sea plate.
The second volcanic arc types the volcanoes on the south-eastern peninsula of New Guinea and is attributable to the northward subduction of the Coral Sea.
There was a rise in thermal exercise on the website within the late 1970s, and a rise within the frequency of earthquakes in mid-2015, nonetheless each ultimately died away.
At first it was not listed as one in every of Papua New Guinea’s 16 volcanoes deemed to be active, and was not routinely monitored. For the second scientists can solely monitor the volcano from satellites or aerial flyovers, however Mr Saunders stated authorities try to get the suitable tools to the island.
Local authorities in Papua New Guinea are working to offer help to these displaced and are assembly to debate what extra shall be wanted in coming days and weeks. PHOTO: Kadovar Island consists almost entirely of the volcano, which was thought to be dormant. (Facebook: Samaritan Aviation)