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Tonga volcanic eruption seen by yacht crew, island rises in front of their eyes.
Posted: 10 November 2006 05:31 AM   [ Ignore ]
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A YACHT sailing out of Vava’u motored into a strange “sea of stone” on August 12, and the following day its crew became possibly the first people to witness the birth of a new volcanic island that has been forming in Tonga.

The crew of the yacht ‘Maiken’ have recorded their observations on a web blog along with photos of the pumice rafts that they came across a day out of Neiafu while sailing towards Fiji.


Full story:
http://www.matangitonga.to/article/tonganews/natural_events/tonga_eruption_081106.shtml

Fotos:
http://yacht-maiken.blogspot.com/2006/08/stone-sea-and-volcano.html

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Posted: 12 November 2006 12:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Wow!  Can you imagine experiencing that?

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