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Tinakula volcano
stratovolcano 851 m / 2,792 ft
Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands, -10.38°S / 165.8°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Tinakula volcano eruptions:
2019 (?), 2012, 2008-2011, 2006-07, 2002 (?), 2001-02, 2002 (April)-2001, 1999, 1995, 1989-90, 1984-85, 1971, 1965-66, 1955 (?), 1951, 1909, 1897, 1886, 1871, 1869, 1857, 1855, 1840?, 1797, 1768, 1595
Typical eruption style:
strombolian
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Tinakula volcano news

Tinakula volcano (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) activity update

Wednesday Feb 06, 2013 14:18 PM | BY: T

The massive magnitude 8.0 earthquake, along with dozends of strong (M4-6) aftershocks, as well as the many M5-6 earthquakes during the past preceding days occurred relatively close to the volcano, at a distance of about 80 km.
It is possible that the influence of the shaking will cause some changes in the behavior of the volcano, but it is very unlikely that there will be people there able to observe and report about any activity of this volcano in the near future in detail.
Previous news
Map of Nenda Island (Solomon Islands) and the recent quakes along with the location of Tinakula
Friday, Feb 01, 2013
A series of large, relatively shallow (10-50 km) tectonic earthquakes has been occurring in the remote Santa Cruz Islands belonging to the Solomon Islands in the past few days. Since 29 Jan, 13 quakes above magnitude 5 including 3 above magnitude 6 have occurred in clusters in 2 areas. The first (29-30 Jan) and latest (today) cluster of quakes was in an area about 50 km SW of Nata on Nenda Island, the second one (31 Jan) about 50 km ENE of Nenda Island. ... [more]
MODIS data showing a hot spot at Tinakula on 23 Oct (Univ. Hawaii)
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012
A MODIS hotspot was visible on 23 Oct at Tinakula Island, which could indicate that (minor) activity is going on intermittently. [more]
Steam plume above Tinakula Island (NASA image taken on 14 Feb 2012)
Friday, Feb 17, 2012
Tinakula volcano is probably erupting a recent satellite image published by NASA's Earth observatory shows. ... [more]

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