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18/01/1951 Volcanic eruption of Mount Lamingdon

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MOUNT LAMINGTON'S TRAGIC ERUPTION

Mount Lamington is an andesitic stratovolcano in the Oro Province of Papua New Guinea, which rises to 1680 m above the coastal plain north of the Owen Stanley Range. Its eruption caused 3,000 deaths and more than 5,000 were made homeless. The area of extreme damage extended over a radius of about 12 km.
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