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The 6–8 Aug 2019 eruption of ‘Volcano F’ in the Tofua Arc, Tonga

Brandl, Philipp A; Schmid, Florian; Augustin, Nico; Grevemeyer, Ingo; Arculus, Richard; Devey, C W; Petersen, Sven; Stewart, Margaret; Kopp, Heidrun; Hannington, Mark D

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In August 2019 a large raft of pumice appeared in the territorial waters of Tonga. As in many other cases, this pumice raft was the only surface expression of a major submarine volcanic eruption. Discolored water and reconstruction of the drift path of the pumice raft using satellite imagery points towards ‘Volcano F’ in the Tofua Arc NW of the island of Vava’u as the most likely volcanic source. Here we present imagery from ESA’s Sentinel-2 satellite that captured the start of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/216753
Source: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2019.106695

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