14 Feb 2018

PNG's Kadovar volcano remains low-level, residents to stay away

From , 4:02 pm on 14 February 2018

It is expected to be a long time before the residents of the volcanic island of Kadovar in Papua New Guinea can return to their home.

The small island began erupting almost six weeks ago, prompting the evacuation of its over 600 residents to the mainland in East Sepik province.

According to the Rabaul Volcano Observatory, Kadovar's eruption continues at a low-level and a gentle emission of unexplosive lava.

The Observatory's acting assistant director Steve Saunders told Johnny Blades a dome of lava has formed and reached about two hundred metres out to sea.

A view of Kadovar, from BlupBlup

A view of Kadovar, from BlupBlup Photo: Rabaul Volcanological Observatory