Home Reef volcano (Tonga Ridge) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 7 September-13 September 2022 (New Activity / Unrest)
The Tonga Geological Services reported that a new submarine eruption at Home Reef began at 0139 on 10 September based on a volcanic gas plume detected in satellite images. By 1259 material had formed a new small island, about 70 m in diameter and an estimated 10 m above the ocean surface. Gas emissions rose less than 1 km above the sea.
Thu, 8 Sep 2022, 10:0010:00 AM | BY: VN
Submarine activity was detected during 12-13 September, and a thermal anomaly was identified in a satellite image acquired at 1400 on 13 September. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Yellow (the second lowest level on a four-color scale) and mariners were advised to stay 5 km away from the volcano. Gas emissions persisted at least through 14 September, with plumes rising less than 1 km.
Source: Tonga Geological Services, Government of Tonga
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2022. Report on Home Reef. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 31 August-6 September 2022. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.
Wed, 16 May 2007, 06:00
Home Reef volcano (Tonga Islands) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 16 May-22 May 2007 (Continuing Activity)
Pumice from the Home Reef eruption that began early-to-mid August 2006 reached the eastern Australian coast in March 2007. A substantial stranding of the pumice in mid-April extended for more than 1,300 km along the Queensland and northern New South Wales coast. Pumice clasts ranged in size from 1-4 cm in diameter, with the largest clasts up to 17 cm in diameter. ... Read all
Wed, 13 Dec 2006, 06:00
Home Reef volcano (Tonga Islands) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 13 December-19 December 2006 (Continuing Activity)
Observers from a Royal New Zealand Airforce aircraft reported venting and a sulphur smell from Home Reef on 8 December. The island was about 450 m in diameter, circular in shape, and rose to a height of 73 m (240 ft) a.s.l. The water around the island was cloudy with sediment. ... Read all