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Home Reef volcano (Tonga Islands): submarine eruption led to form new island

Fri, 16 Sep 2022, 04:46
04:46 AM | BY: MARTIN
New volcano island in Tonga Ridge as seen from satellite (image: planet)
New volcano island in Tonga Ridge as seen from satellite (image: planet)
The Tonga Geological Services (TGS) reported that a new submarine eruption at the volcano started on 10 September at 01:39 local time judging from a gas column detected in satellite images.
The ongoing submarine activity resulted to form of a new volcano island at 12:59 PM local time with a diameter of about 70 meters emerging approx. 10 meters above sea level.
Gas emissions rose about 1 km above the sea.
A thermal anomaly has been detected in a satellite image on 13 September.
The Aviation Color Code was raised to Yellow. Mariners are advised to stay 5 km away from the volcano.
Source: Tonga Geological Services volcano activity update 16 September 2022

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Wed, 14 Sep 2022, 14:00

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. ... Read all
Thu, 8 Sep 2022, 10:00

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. ... Read all
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Home Reef volcano
submarine volcano -10 m / -33 ft
Tonga Islands, -18.99°S / -174.78°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5) Home Reef volcano eruptions:
2006 (Aug), 1984 (Mar), 1857 (?), 1852
Typical eruption style
explosive, island-forming
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