In Papua — New Guinea erupting stratovolcano

Last week in Papua — New Guinea erupted active stratovolcano Tavurvur. In the atmosphere cloud of smoke and ash.

Last Monday, current airport, which is located on the island of New Britain, which is part of Papua — New Guinea, was closed to incoming and outgoing flights. Flight restrictions will be in force for an indefinite period of time, according to radio station "New Zilend international."

Tavurvur volcano located near the town of Rabaul. Altitude — 223 m Last eruption took place on 13 February 2009. October 7, 2006 there was a massive release of ash into the atmosphere to an altitude of 18 km.

Volcanic eruption Tavurvur in 1994. © Stringer | Reuters

It clarifies the "Wikipedia", stratovolcano — the type of volcano that has a conical shape and constructed of multiple layers of hardened lava, tephra, and volcanic ash. Stratovolcano characterized by high, steep and periodic form explosive eruptions. Spews lava — viscous and thick, so that it sets quickly.

Category: Volcanoes

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