Home Reef volcano (Tonga Islands): eruptive activity slowed down, lava effusion continues
Mon, 19 Sep 2022, 04:1104:11 AM | BY: MARTIN
The eruptive activity at the volcano slowly decreased.
Natural colored satellite image of the new island at Home Reef volcano from 15 September showing lava surface (image: USGS)
Only two eruptions occurred within the last 24 hours compared to 11 explosions in the past 48 hours.
Emissions of steam and gas continue to emit up to 1 km above the fumarolic vents and currently dominate the volcano.
Lava flows continue to build the island which is measured by 182 meters arranged in the north-south direction and by 173 meters in the east-west direction with a total surface area of about 6 acres and estimated height of 10 meters above sea level.
Source: Tonga Geological Services volcano activity update 19 September 2022
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