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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: INITIAL ERUPTION AT 20171020/2340Z.

Saturday Oct 21, 2017 13:45 PM |

Satellite image of Tinakula volcano on 21 Oct 2017
Satellite image of Tinakula volcano on 21 Oct 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVPS01 at 13:35 UTC, 21/10/17 from NZKL
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20171021/1335Z
VAAC: WELLINGTON
VOLCANO: TINAKULA 256010
PSN: S1023 E16548
AREA: SOLOMON ISLANDS
SUMMIT ELEV: 851M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/4
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 SATELLITE
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: UNKNOWN
ERUPTION DETAILS: INITIAL ERUPTION AT 20171020/2340Z.
ONGOING ERUPTION.
EST VA DTG: 21/1304Z
EST VA CLD: SFC/FL200 S1100 E16545 - S1115 E16745 - S1000
E16745 - S1000 E16500 MOV E 10KT FL100/350 S1045 E16700 -
S1330 E16700 - S1330 E17045 - S1045 E17045 MOV SE 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 21/1904Z SFC/FL200 S1000 E16500 - S1100
E16545 - S1115 E16730 - S1000 E16730 FL100/350 S1330 E16700
- S1330 E17045 - S1100 E17045 - S1045 E16700
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 22/0104Z SFC/FL200 S1100 E16545 - S1115
E16730 - S1000 E16730 - S1000 E16500 FL100/350 S1100 E16730
- S1330 E16800 - S1330 E17045 - S1100 E17045
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 22/0704Z SFC/FL200 S1100 E16545 - S1115
E16730 - S1000 E16730 - S1000 E16500 FL100/350 S1115 E16800
- S1330 E16830 - S1330 E17045 - S1115 E17045
RMK: ASH NOT DISCERNIBLE IN SATELLITE IMAGERY DUE TO
METEOROLOGICAL CLOUD. SO2 DETECTED IN THE VICINITY. POSITION
AND HEIGHT ESTIMATED FROM MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20171021/1935Z

Previous news
Saturday, Oct 21, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Friday, Feb 08, 2013
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. ... [more]
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]
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]

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