Friday, March 20, 2009

Undersea Volcano Eruption

Most people have probably heard about this already, but the pictures are too cool not to post. Earlier this week a deep-sea volcano near Tonga in the South Pacific began erupting and put on quite a show (video at link).

More pics here.
The eruption poses no threat to the island, but flights through the area have been re-routed to avoid the smoke and debris.


The Doc said...

Well, it poses no threat to the island itself, but it's made things quite uncomfortable for the birds and bees that were hanging out there.

I also read somewhere that this has actually produced a new, smaller island next to the existing island.

THAT is cool.