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PNG Papua New Guinea
Ulawan and Manam
IFRC/Papua New Guinea Red Cross Society
The Ulawun volcano in the West New Britain province started emitting ash plumes on 26th of June 2019. Magmatic gas, ash and lava flows have been reported occurring since 25th of June. According to the National Disaster Centre, between 3,000 and 5,000 people have voluntarily evacuated from the immediate vicinity of the volcano. A provincial state of emergency has been declared in West New Britain province. All communities within 20 kilometer radius of the volcano have been asked to evacuate. Elsewhere in Papua New Guinea, the Manam volcano in the Madang province has been emitting volcanic ash since the morning of 28th of June. According to the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory, pyroclastic lava flows have been reported on the western and northeastern slopes of the volcano. Approximately 755 households have been evacuated to three care centres established in safe areas.
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