Sunday, January 7, 2018

Papua New Guinea: Kadovar Island Volcano Erupts

Kadovar volcano ERUPTS: Mount blows for first time EVER – Major evacuation & tsunami fears

A DORMANT volcano in Papua New Guinea has erupted for the first time EVER forcing the evacuation of the ENTIRE island amid fears of landslides and tsunamis. The eruption on Kadovar Island, north of Australia, could become explosive and images show the large plume of ash and smoke engulfing the island and reaching a staggering 2.1km (1.3 miles) above sea level. The Rabaul Volcanological Observatory said: “Due to the steepness of the island, landslides are possible, and together with the explosive nature of the magma, tsunamis may be generated. "Due to the size of the island, any activity will impact the local population.” The Darwin Volcanic Ash Centre in Australia said the 1,197ft volcano started erupting on Friday and between 50 and 60 per cent of the island has already been covered by lava. Source

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