PNG's Ulawan volcano pulls back after huge bangChristian Fernsby ▼ | June 27, 2019
Mt Ulawun on the large island of New Britain had been showing signs of increased activity for the past few weeks.
Pacific It's the biggest eruption of the highest volcano in PNG's Bismarck Arc
It's the biggest eruption of the highest volcano in PNG's Bismarck Arc since the turn of the century.
Up to 5000 villagers and oil palm workers in the remote region have evacuated the area around Ulawun.
But the nearby Rabaul Volcano Observatory said the seismicity returned to normal overnight and Ulawun was much quieter this morning.
Local authorities are monitoring the situation closely, with damage assessments pending. ■