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PNG's Ulawan volcano pulls back after huge bang

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Christian 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.
Ulawan volcano pulls back
Pacific   It's the biggest eruption of the highest volcano in PNG's Bismarck Arc
It erupted hurling ash up to 17 kilometres high and blanketing the surrounding region is ash.

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.


 

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