Thursday, November 09, 2006

Home Reef Volcano, Tonga

The eruption in Tonga is most likely to be at Home Reef. The underwater volcano erupted in August 2006 and formed an island. The crew from a yacht viewed the eruption from a distance of two miles. They reported the island was one mile in diameter with four peaks and a central crater which emitted steam and occasional ash eruptions. Photographs show steam and phreatic eruptions. Observers at a nearby island resort on 9th-11th August reported continuous thunder rumbling to the south and a huge plume of smoke and cloud rising up into the sky.
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