14 Dec 2012

Bougainville's Bagana volcano lets off ash cloud

1:13 pm on 14 December 2012

Ash emissions are being reported from Bagana volcano in the autonomous Papua New Guinea province of Bougainville.

Bagana is near the centre of Bougainville Island.

Ground reports say the nearby town of Arawa has a thin cover of volcanic ash from the moderate eruption.

Bagana has had a series of small eruptions in the last couple of months.