15 Dec 2012

Ash cloud from volcano

7:15 am on 15 December 2012

Ash emissions are reported from Bagana volcano on Bougainville.

Bagana is near the centre of Bougainville Island, a, autonomous province in Papua New Guinea.

The nearby town of Arawa reportedly has a thin covering of volcanic ash from the eruption.

Radio New Zealand International reports Bagana has had a series of small eruptions in the last couple of months.