62: Tofua volcano erupts, sending ash cloud 3,000 feet above Tonga Islands?

(Aug 14, 2012) A “new” volcano just entered the watch list: Out in the Pacific, a pilot observed an ash cloud rising from Tofua Volcano to 3,000 ft (ca. 1 km) in the Tonga Islands at 04:42 GMT, VAAC Wellington reports. The volcano last erupted in 2009. Historical background: Tofua Caldera, in Tonga, is the summit caldera of a steep-sided composite cone that forms Tofua Island.

Source:http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/62-tofua-volcano-erupts-sending-ash-cloud-3000-feet-above-tonga-islands/

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