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Mt. Lamington

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Jensen Spry

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Mt. Lamington
Plate Tectonics
-Solomon Sea plate and the south Bismarck plate
Facts
How active is it?
What is extruded from the volcano?
-more viscous lavas and magmas having unusually high levels of Nickel and Chromium

altitude: 1,600 meters
Stratovolcano
-ash
-volcanic gases
top 5 most dangerous volcanoes

Mt. Lamington Eruption
-Erupted on January 21st
-Eruption of 1951
- Most recent and most famous
Mt. Lamington Erupting in 1951
-The eruption destroyed the northern half of the mountain
By Jensen and Caroline
Hazards
-Landslides
-Lava bombs
-pyroclastic flow
-volcanic gases
-ash plumes
Cultural Impact
-contaminated the air and water
- Higaturu
A survivor's story
- Interview done with one of the 13 first survivors to reach Port Moresby by plane
published by “The Sydney Herald” newspaper the same afternoon as Mt. Lamington erupted
“The mountain exploded like an atombomb”

“We had about three minutes to get away”

“The mountain was still rumbling when I was taken to the aircraft”
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Works Cited
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) 23 Jan 1951: 1. Web. 26 Feb 2014

"Lamington." Global Volcanism Program. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, 2013. Web. 25 Feb. 2014.
Caroline's Poem
Mount Lamington
thought to be only a mountain
sitting quietly high,
but inside alive
until january.
starting to move,
but no one yet knew
what this quiet mountain would do
ash plumes growing
lava flowing
earthquakes getting worse
and worse
until the sixth morning when mount Lamington burst
houses collapsing
trees burning down
almost no one was either safe or sound
January 21st 1951
the date that marks when no one had fun
in Papua New Guinea
nearly 3,000 lives were taken
by mount Lamington’s eruption
the sleeping volcanoes way of showing
it had been awaken
"Mt Lamington Volcano - John Seach." Volcano Live. John Seach, n.d. Web. 25 Feb.
2014.
"Lamington Volcano." Volcano Discovery. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2014.
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Mt. Lamington was thought to be just a mountain until Sunday January 21st of 1951. The eruption destroyed the northern half of the mountain and generated a massive pyroclastic surge, which killed more than 3,500 people and destroyed dozens of villages. Mount Lamington is one of 4 large Quaternary stratovolcanoe on the north coast of southeastern New Guinea. The other 3 volcanoes are Hydrographers Range, Mount Trafalgar, and Mount Victory volcanoes. Lamington volcano contains a 1.3-km-wide breached summit crater with a lava dome complex. The eruption also produced mudflows and continued to 1956.
Jensen's Inspiration
1in-186.6 mi
scale: 1in = 1.398 ft
intense heat that killed thousands of people

devastated land around it
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