Papua New Guinea Volcano Erupts Triggering Tsunami Possibility

by | Nov 22, 2023 | Daily News, Environmental News

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The eruption of Mount Ulawan on the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea has raised fears of a potential tsunami in the Pacific region. The volcanic activity, which occurred on November 20 at 3:30 pm local time (0630 GMT), sent plumes of smoke soaring to a height of 15,000 meters, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), citing the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center in Darwin, Australia. As the Papua New Guinea Volcano erupts, it has triggered heightened concerns, prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to actively assess the risk of a tsunami affecting its coastal areas.

Ulawun is a highly active volcano located in Papua New Guinea on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”. This region is known for its high seismic activity and is home to many of the world’s earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Ulawun has erupted frequently since the 1700s and had a major eruption in 2019.

According to Geoscience Australia, no tsunami warning was issued for Australian waters. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center based in Hawaii did not issue any warning.

Papua New Guinea Volcano Erupts

The first waves could reach Japan’s Ogasawara and Izu islands, as reported by the Associated Press. The JMA is closely monitoring the situation for any developments that may impact the safety of coastal regions.

In the context of the Papua New Guinea Volcano, the Japanese authorities are closely monitoring the situation for any developments that may impact the safety of coastal regions.

Additionally, Geoscience Australia, a government agency, has assured no tsunami risks in the waters surrounding Australia.

The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued a tsunami alert in response to the volcanic activity in Papua New Guinea Volcano. However, the situation is closely monitored, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available. The international community remains vigilant as the Papua New Guinea Volcano erupts, and the region assesses the potential impact of this volcanic eruption on tsunami activity in the Pacific.

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