Submarine Volcano Erupts Off Tonga

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Submarine Volcano Erupts Off Tonga:
[Via Deep Sea News]
From the Times Online:

Scientists are on their way to the site of a large undersea volcano that has been erupting for days near Tonga, sending columns of smoke and ash thousands of feet into the sky above the Pacific Ocean. The spectacular plumes are erupting from the ocean about six or seven miles (10 – [More]

The embedded video is pretty awesome. There are also some pretty amazing pictures online. The Tonga Trench is the second deepest oceanic trench at over 10,000 meters. It is the site of a subduction zone.

Luckily the people on the boat got away before the smoke ht the boat. A not so quiet spot in the South Pacific.

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