Alert in Papua New Guinea due to the eruption of one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world

Alert in Papua New Guinea due to the eruption of one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world

A series of eruptions in 2019 has already forced thousands of people from their homes.

The volcano of Mount Ulawun, located in the northeast of Papua New Guinea and considered one of the most dangerous in the world, erupted this Thursday and spewed ash, before calming down again, with no injuries reported.

The country’s geological risk management department reported that the volcano emitted “continuous and powerful emissions of thick gray ash clouds” for about 15 minutes.

Mount Ulawun is on the list of 16 “decade volcanoes” that are the subject of specific investigations because they present a significant risk of violent eruptions.

The eruption created plumes of smoke that reached an estimated height of 3,000 meters above sea level, prompting a warning to airline pilots in the region, the AFP news agency reported.

The volcano is situated in the remote mountain range of the Bismarck Archipelago in northern Papua New Guinea. A series of eruptions in 2019 has already forced thousands of people from their homes.



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