Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano (Tonga Islands), eruption news: new eruption in the South Sea
Wednesday Mar 18, 2009 22:23 PM |
A new eruption is taking place in the Tonga islands in the South Sea, between the small islands of Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha'apai, which are the tiny suaerial parts of a large underwater volcano located about 30 km SSE of Falcon Island. The last eruptions in this area were reported in 1912, 1937 and 1988.
Pilots and residents from adjacient islands observed a huge ash and steam plume from the location of the eruption, rising up to 5-7 km.
Photos and more detailed coverage on this eruption can be found on the excellent blogsiteThe volcanism Blog.
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