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03 March, 2006

RVO Situational Report on Manam Volcano

Here's a quick update on the Manam volcanic activity at Bogia in the Madang Province of Papua New Guinea from a source at the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory (RVO) :

Both craters are currently releasing thin white vapour, however, there have been no reports of noise or night-time glow. The island is still on Stage 2 alert level as a result of the strong phase of activity on 27th of last month. Manam’s history indicates that once an eruption is initiated there is a possibility of discrete forceful eruptions occurring after days to weeks long quiescent periods. Officers from the observatory along with replacement monitoring equipment should be reaching Manam today.

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