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null Lamington, Papua New Guinea Images
browse graphicThis dormant stratovolcano in Papua New Guinea suddenly exploded in 1951. Nu?es ardentes (glowing avalanches) shot down the mountain at 100 km per hour, devastated over 200 km2, and killed about 3,000 people. Temperatures of the cloud were so high that the deposits were still hot two years later. Following the explosive eruption, a 500-meter-high lava dome grew in the explosion crater until 1956.

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Natural hazard event (tsunami, earthquake, volcanic eruption or other geological hazard) description, image thumbnails, map, links to metadata and details from the NGDC Hazards databases
Natural Hazards Image Database
Collection of damage and geological images resulting from natural hazards, specifically tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanoes.
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Cite as: National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: null Lamington, Papua New Guinea). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]

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