Manum Island's volcano erupting | Pacific Beat

Manum Island's volcano erupting

Manum Island's volcano erupting

Updated 5 June 2012, 18:19 AEST

A new series of eruptions have begun on Manam Island off Madang in Papua New Guinea, with warnings to residents to take precautions.

The volcano is one of the most active in PNG claiming several lives over the last decade.

Vents on the volcano are glowing at nights and explosions in the craters can be heard more than 15 kilometres away.

Ima Itakarai, the assistant director of the Rabaul Volcanology Observatory says it's possibility of a major explosion cannot be ruled out, but it's not imminent.

Presenter: Brian Abbott

Speaker:Ima Itakarai, the assistant director of the Rabaul Volcanology Observatory in PNG

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