Home Reef volcano (Tonga Islands): island grows and grows
Fri, 23 Sep 2022, 04:0504:05 AM | BY: MARTIN
Growing island and degassing captured from space on 19 Sep (image: Sentinel 2)
The effusive eruption at the volcano continues.
Heat anomaly at the Home Reef volcano on 19 Sep (image: Sentinel 2)
Active lava ooze outs continue to build the island where tongues of lava flows, spreading into various directions, enter the ocean and form gas-steam emissions at interaction with lava and water. Steam-laden plumes reach 1-2 km above the island.
The island is currently (19 September) measured by 211 meters arranged in the north-south direction and by 218 meters in the east-west direction with a total surface area of about 8.6 acres and estimated height of 15 meters above sea level.
Mariners are advised to stay 4 km away from the volcano.
Source: Tonga Geological Services volcano activity update 23 September 2022
Wed, 21 Sep 2022, 14:00
Home Reef volcano (Tonga Ridge) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 14 September-20 September 2022 (New Activity / Unrest)
The Tonga Geological Services reported that the new island at Home Reef that emerged from the ocean on 10 September continued to grow through 20 September. The eruption continued at variable intensities, producing daily plumes of gas and steam that rose no higher than 1 km above sea level. The island was surrounded by plumes of discolored water. ... Read all
Tue, 20 Sep 2022, 21:15
Home Reef Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONTINUOUS LOW LEVEL ERUPTION OBS VA DTG: 20/2113Z to 20000 ft (6100 m)