63,000 FT Into the Atmosphere Ulawun Volcano Erupts
Another larger plume into our atmosphere…Ulawun volcano (New Britain, Papua New Guinea) had a Major subplinian eruption- ash to at least 19km (63,000ft)
VAAC reports have been revising the ash column height upwards and may continue to increase.
Satellite imagery shows a large circular cloud over the volcano, indicating that this is most likely a full-scale subplinian eruption, the world’s first since Calbuco, Chile in 2015.
Fortunately, an eruption alert was sent out yesterday; evacuations have been taking place today.