Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Bagana
Steam clouds rise from a spectacular, but very slow-moving andesitic lava flow descending the NW flank of Bagana on April 26, 1988. The flow at that time had been moving for about 3 or 4 years, and is typical of the long-term lava effusion that began in 1972. The massive symmetrical lava cone, one of the most active volcanoes in Papua New Guinea, was largely constructed by an accumulation of viscous andesitic lava flows. At its present rate of effusion, the volcano could have been constructed in about 300 years. Photo by Wally Johnson, 1988 (Australia Bureau of Mineral Resources).
Volcano Number:255020
Volcano Name:Bagana
Country:Papua New Guinea
Volcano Type:Lava cone
Last Eruption:2018
Elevation:1855m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Crustal thickness unknown
Pop. within 5km:198
Pop. within 10km:404
Pop. within 30km:7861
Pop. within 100km:115257
Latitude:-6.137
Longitude:155.196



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
255020 Bagana 15114 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1842/3/15
255020 Bagana 15115 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1865 1883
255020 Bagana 15116 Confirmed Eruption 3 Historical Observations 1883/12/31
255020 Bagana 15117 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1894 1895
255020 Bagana 15118 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1897/5/16
255020 Bagana 15119 Confirmed Eruption Historical Observations 1899
255020 Bagana 15120 Confirmed Eruption 2 ? Historical Observations 1908/7/15
255020 Bagana 15121 Uncertain Eruption 1909
255020 Bagana 15122 Confirmed Eruption 3 Historical Observations 1937/9/7
255020 Bagana 15123 Confirmed Eruption 3 Historical Observations 1938/5/15
255020 Bagana 15124 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1939/1/30
255020 Bagana 15125 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1943/4/7
255020 Bagana 15126 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1945 1947
255020 Bagana 15127 Confirmed Eruption 3 Historical Observations 1948/12/1 1951/12/1
255020 Bagana 15128 Confirmed Eruption 4 Historical Observations 1952/2/29 1952/10/16
255020 Bagana 15129 Confirmed Eruption 3 Historical Observations 1953/6/16 1953/9/16
255020 Bagana 15130 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1956/7/2
255020 Bagana 15131 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1959/7/2 1960/5/16
255020 Bagana 15132 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1961/7/26
255020 Bagana 15133 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1962/2/15 1963/7/2
255020 Bagana 15134 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1964/4/24 1965/7/2
255020 Bagana 15135 Confirmed Eruption 3 Historical Observations 1966/3/20 1967/11/30
255020 Bagana 15136 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1968/8/16 1968/8/16
255020 Bagana 15137 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1970/5/21 1971/8/16
255020 Bagana 15138 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1972/7/2 1995/7/2
255020 Bagana 15139 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 2000/2/28 2018/12/24
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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