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Tafahi volcano

Stratovolcano 560 m / 1,837 ft
Tonga, Tonga Islands, -15.85°S / -173.72°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Tafahi volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 2 Dec
Sun, 2 Dec 13:53 UTCM 4.9 / 50.5 km8 km- 15km NE of Hihifo, Tonga

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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