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    Undersea volcano in Tonga erupts

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29769097?GT1=43001

    "NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga - Scientists sailed Thursday to inspect an undersea volcano that has been erupting for days near Tonga "

    A few pictures at the link above.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egFM7J4CN44


    raw footage of volcanic eruption off coast of Tonga.
    Last edited by Kat; 03-19-2009 at 03:37 PM. Reason: fix link.
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    Tsunami warning in Tonga

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,509824,00.html

    The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning for Tonga and neighboring islands, and reported that sea level readings have confirmed that a potentially destructive tsunami wave was generated by the quake.
    Only my opinion, no one else need agree.

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    I read the article but still didn't quite understand what neighboring islands would be affected. Would the warning include the islands of Hawaii?

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    A worldwide quake map:

    http://www.iris.edu/seismon/


    Red circles = today's quakes
    Big circles = big quakes

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    Is it related to the volcano eruption? Good video at the below link:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29769097?GT1=43001

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziQ View Post
    Is it related to the volcano eruption? Good video at the below link:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29769097?GT1=43001
    Yes, i think they are speaking of the ongoing, undersea, volcanic eruption. there may be enough force, at any given time, to generate a tsunami.

    My mistake:

    A strong 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Friday near Tonga, generating a tsunami with the potential of striking coastlines in the South Pacific, officials said. There were no immediate reports of damage.

    The quake struck about 130 miles south-southeast of the Tongan capital of Nuku'Alofa at a depth of 6.2 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.



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