A team from Papua New Guinea’s National Disaster Centre will visit Manam Island to inspect the damage from a volcanic eruption that forced at least 2,000 villagers to flee to the mainland.
It was an unusually large eruption for Manam Island, off the north coast of PNG
There are no casualties, risk of mud flows and more activity likely
A threat warning was issued to aviation to reroute around the cloud
The volcano on Manam Island, off the north coast of Papua New Guinea, erupted early on Saturday, sending plumes of ash 15 kilometres into the air, the National Disaster Centre said.
It is understood there have been no casualties.
Manam Island, just 10km wide, is one of the Pacific nation’s most active volcanoes and is home to roughly 9,000 people.