Flying over Manam Island Volcano

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The volcano on Manam island Papua New Guinea erupted on Saturday the 8th December around 03:00 UTC The island which sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire has a history of violent eruptions. Manam, known locally as Manam Motu, is an island located in the Bismarck Sea across the Stephan Strait from Yawar on the northeast coast of mainland Papua New Guinea’s Bogia District. The island is 10 kilometers wide, and was created by the activity of the Manam Volcano, one of the country’s most active. Reports from the island say heavy ashfall is blocking out sunlight on the island. The eruption began at about 1pm. We provide updates as information becomes available.

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