Tinakula volcano news
Increased activity at Tinakula after February 6 M.8 earthquake
Friday Feb 08, 2013 09:59 AM | BY: VOLCANOBULLETIN
After the magnitude 8 earthquake on February 6. Villagers on nearby islands have been reporting increased activity at Tinakula volcano, Santa Cruz islands (which was near the episcentre of the EQ). Reports say that people have heard "loud and strange sounds" from the volcano.
The current nature of the activity is unknown but reports say that activity is becoming "abnormal".
Links / Sources:
Links / Sources:
- Radio New Zealand International: www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php
Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013
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. ... [more]
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]
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]
Friday, Feb 17, 2012
Tinakula volcano is probably erupting a recent satellite image published by NASA's Earth observatory shows. ... [more]