Abstract

Mount Langla is one of a group of volcanoes which lies on the western end of the island of New Britain. The 3,800 feet cone is on the eastern flank of the ancient volcano, Mount Talawe and is almost due south of the wartime Gloucester airstrip. The original report concerning the signs of increasing activity was made by Father McSweeney of the Kalingi Catholic Mission. Father McSweeney was returning from a trip along the north coast on 12th May, when he noticed condensed steam rising from a new location on the summit of Mount Langla. On a visit to Borgen Bay on 30th May he saw gas bubbles in the sea close to the shoreline adjacent to the small conical hill which lies on the western side of the Bay. At the request of the Government Secretary the writer left Popondetta and flew to Lae on 18th June, and left by trawler the same day to arrive at Kalingi on 20th June. An inspection of the volcano confirmed the recent nature of the increase in gas emission and revealed a number of phenomena which are usually identified as pre-eruption conditions.
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