Papua New Guinea: Mount Ulawun Eruption Prompts Safety Measures

Tue Nov 21 2023
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PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea: The eruption of Mount Ulawun in Papua New Guinea has prompted immediate responses, with flight cancellations and the temporary closure of Hoskins airport.

The National Airports Corporation prioritized safety, particularly for travellers and aircraft operations, given the ashfall challenges.

While the exact number of cancelled flights remains undisclosed, authorities are actively engaged in preparing local residents for potential evacuations to ensure their safety. Mount Ulawun’s eruption, occurring in the West New Britain province, has garnered attention from the Japan Meteorological Agency, which is monitoring the situation closely, emphasizing concerns about the eruption’s aftermath and potential repercussions, including the risk of a tsunami reaching Japan.

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