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Overall Orange alert Volcanic eruption for Pago
in New Britain-SW Pacfrom 10 Jul 2012 22:03 UTC to 03 May 2012 07:15 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Volcano impact


Overview map
Overview map. (Source: JRC)

This Volcanic eruption of Pago in New Britain-SW Pac is expected to have a medium risk for aviation. GDACS currently does not assess the humanitarian impact.

Current volcano eruption

  • Source: DARWIN VAAC Darwin
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -5.583, 150.517
  • Date: 10 Jul 2012 to 10 Jul 2012

Volcano Ash Advisories for air traffic

Although Volcano Ash Advisories (VAAC) are not intended for assessing humanitarian impact, the observations of the plume are relevant for understanding local impact. The actual impact (like ash fall) depends on the type of eruption and is not known.

Timeline of eruptions

For accessing reports of previous advisories, please click on the advisory number in the table below.

IDVAAC aviation alert colorDate (UTC)Source
1 03 May 2012 05:30 DARWIN
2 03 May 2012 06:00 DARWIN
3 03 May 2012 07:15 DARWIN
4 10 Jul 2012 16:03 DARWIN
5 10 Jul 2012 22:03 DARWIN

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Data resources

For a full list of available products related to this event, please refer to the GDACS Data Resources page.

About the data

Information related to the volcano eruption has been collected from official reports published by the Global Volcanism Program and/or Volcano Ash Advisories published by one of the Volcano Ash Advisory Centres.


While we try everything to ensure accuracy, this information is purely indicative and should not be used for any decision making without alternate sources of information. The JRC is not responsible for any damage or loss resulting from the use of the information presented on this website.