Pumice raft at sea after underwater eruption near Tonga

    ‘Asi ha fu’u tu’oni maka fōfō’anga ofi ‘i Tonga hili ‘eni ha mapuna ‘a ha mo’ungaafi he konga ki mu’a ‘o e māhina ni’. ‘Osi mei ai ha uike ne a’u e lahi e mafola ‘a e maka tēkina’ ni ‘o liunga ua he lahi ‘o e kolo ko Manhatan ‘i Niu’ioke. ‘Oku pehē ne fakatokanga’i ‘a e mo’unga afi ne puna ko ‘eni ‘e ha kau folau ‘iote he Tokelau ‘o Tonga ofi ‘i ‘Aokosi ‘aho 9.

    By Radio New Zealand International A large raft of pumice is floating in the Pacific after an underwater volcanic eruption near Tonga earlier this month. Within a week the raft was twice the size of New York’s Manhattan. Vulcanologist with GNS Science Brad Scott said the eruption was noticed by cruising yachties north of Tonga…


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