Ulawun Eruption 2019

Start Date

June 26, 2019

Overview

The Ulawun Volcano in Papua New Guinea erupted around 2:30pm local time on June 26th, 2019. The NASA Disasters Team has activated Tier 1 response for this event and is working with stakeholders at the Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) and the USGS Volcano Emergency Assistance Program (VEAP) to provide satellite data products in support of the event. Over 15,000 residents in the region were forced to evacuate their homes due to ash fall and pyroclastic flow (source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-papua-volcano/papua-new-guinea-volcan...)

Photo of the Ulawun eruption taken on June 26, 2019. Credit: Eroli Tamara via REUTERS

Photo of the Ulawun eruption taken on June 26, 2019. Credit: Eroli Tamara via REUTERS