South Pacific Volcano Comes Back to Life.

February 17, 2012 ā€“ Remote South Pacific Volcano Comes Back to Life: Tinakula is a small volcanic island in the South Pacific that has been caught doing some huffing and puffing this week by NASA satellites.

Tinakula is a 2-mile-wide (3.5-kilometer) island that lies 1,400 miles (2,300 km) northwest of Brisbane, Australia. The island, which rises to a height of 2,792 feet (851 meters), is actually just the tip of a large volcano that rises some 2 to 2.5 miles (3 to 4 km) from the ocean floor. That is 10,560 to 13,200 feet; so it may look small but packs a big punch. In the middle image, taken by NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite, a plume of volcanic gas, possibly mixed with a little ash, can be seen rising above the volcano’s summit.

Here is a map of the major volcanoes of the Solomon Islands from the USGS:

This region in the South Pacific is a highly volatile area, in terms of volcanoes and earthquakes. (Credits: NASA, USGS)

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6 Responses to South Pacific Volcano Comes Back to Life.

  1. PuterMan says:

    There was a magnitude 6.4 ~300 miles from that volcano on the 14th Feb. Coincidence?

    • wfoster2011 says:

      Yes, could be a connection. Have you heard of “Surge Channels.” I first read about it in “The Hutton Bulliton.” Surge channels run all over the world and, if the theory is true, connect earthquake in one part of the planet to volcanoes at a vast distance from the EQ event. The reverse is also suppose to be true (volcanoes to earthquakes). Interestering stuff.
      yours,
      Bill

      • PuterMan says:

        Yes I quite like that theory. I have never been a fan of plate tectonics – darn new-fangled theory that came in while I was learning geology/geography.

        I think that somewhere between plate tectonics, surge tectonics and expanding earth lies the real answer.

        • wfoster2011 says:

          I agree, it’s all very iffy at this point on cause and effect. The world is a complex place and it’s about to take a turn for the surreal.
          yours,
          Bill

  2. PuterMan says:

    Reblogged this on Volcano Watch and commented:
    Nice find this one by Bill Forster. As I commented maybe there is a connection with the 6.4 magnitude quake close by on the 14h Feb?

  3. wfoster2011 says:

    Their very well could be. We know for sure their is a connection between earthquakes and volcanoes, in terms of how they are created, i.e., tectonic plates. I think their very well could be a connection between the 6.4M and the volcano.
    yours,
    Bill

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