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Residents flee after Papua New Guinea volcano erupts

Oct 01, 2019 - 12:33 PM

Ulamona Volcano Observatory staffer Herman Volele says ashfall could affect Kimbe, the capital of West New Britain, while regular earthquakes are also occurring near the volcano

ULAWUN. This handout picture taken and received courtesy of local resident Chris Lagisa on October 1, 2019 shows an ash cloud erupting from the Papua New Guinea's Mount Ulawun volcano. Handout photo by Christopher Lagisa/AFP

Papua New Guinea deploys army to help volcano emergency

Jun 28, 2019 - 2:10 PM

'We will mobilize the military to go in and assess the situation, and we will dispatch the military to assist on the ground,' says Prime Minister James Marape

ULAWUN. This handout taken and released by Kingsley Kiuwou on June 27, 2019 shows Papua New Guinea's Mount Ulawun volcano spewing ash into the air. Photo by Kingsley Kiuwou/AFP

Thousands flee erupting Papua New Guinea volcano

Jun 27, 2019 - 1:41 PM

Mount Ulawun – one of the world's most hazardous volcanoes – starts spewing lava and smoke high into the air on Wednesday

MOUNT ULAWUN. This handout from Niugini Helicopters taken and recieved on June 26, 2019 shows Papua New Guinea's Mount Ulawun volcano spewing lava. Photo by Craig Powell/Niugini Helicopters/AFP

Papua New Guinea volcano erupts, sending residents fleeing

Jun 26, 2019 - 1:53 PM

(UPDATED) Witnesses have reported ash spewing out of the 2,334 meter summit, sending trails spanning high overhead

ULAWUN. Papua New Guinea's Mount Ulawun volcano, designated one of the world's most hazardous, is seen spewing ash on June 26, 2019, prompting authorities to warn of a possible eruption. Photo by AFP