Lamington, Papua New Guinea Images

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This dormant stratovolcano in Papua New Guinea suddenly exploded in 1951. Nuees ardentes (glowing avalanches) shot down the mountain at 100 km per hour, devastated over 200 km2, and killed about 3,000 people. Temperatures of the cloud were so high that the deposits were still hot two years later. Following the explosive eruption, a 500-meter-high lava dome grew in the explosion crater until 1956.
  • Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: Lamington, Papua New Guinea Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
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Dataset No POCs available for this dataset
Time Period Unknown to Unknown
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: -8.94
S: -8.94
E: 148.17
W: 148.17
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2012-02-01
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose To provide images of natural hazards for research and education.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: Lamington, Papua New Guinea Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
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  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Acknowledgments
  • Heather McCullough
Theme keywords
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Infrastructure
  • Earth Science > Solid Earth > Tectonics > Volcanic Activity
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Volcanic Eruptions
Place keywords
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > South Pacific Ocean > Melanesia > Papua New Guinea
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      • Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: Lamington, Papua New Guinea Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
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