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Tafahi volcano

Stratovolcano 560 m / 1,837 ft
Tonga, Tonga Islands, -15.85°S / -173.72°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: sin especificar
Erupciones del volcán Tafahi: unknown, no recent eruptions

Latest nearby earthquakes

Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Wed, 24 Feb 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
25 feb 2021 08:19 (GMT +13) (24 Feb 2021 19:19:50 GMT)
5.0

10 km - More
93 kmOcéano Pacífico Sur, 220 km al suroeste de Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa
Mon, 22 Feb 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
23 feb 2021 02:24 (GMT +13) (22 Feb 2021 13:24:15 GMT)
5.0

10 km - More
82 kmOcéano Pacífico Sur, 232 km al suroeste de Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa

Background

The small 1.2 x 2.8 km wide island of Tafahi is a conical stratovolcano that rises to 560 m about 7 km north of the island of Niuatoputapu in the northern Tonga Islands. Tafahi is the northernmost subaerial volcano of the Tofua volcanic arc. The basaltic-andesite volcano is elongated in a N-S direction, and the summit is located at the SW side of the island. The western side of the volcano is the most dissected, and a narrow fringing reef partially encircles the island. No historical eruptions have been reported from Tafahi, but its youthful morphology, which resembles that of the larger Kao volcano in the Central Tonga Islands, suggests recent activity.
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