Unusually strong eruption at Manam volcano sends ash column 15 km (50,000 feet). it was an unusually large eruption.

27-08-2018

An island volcano on the north coast of Papua New Guinea erupted early on Saturday, forcing 2,000 villagers to flee from lava flows. The eruption began at 6 a.m. local time (2000 GMT Friday), sending an ash column 15 km (50,000 feet) above sea level. The ash falls were so heavy that trees broke under the weight. The RVO's Steve Saunders said it was an unusually large eruption.