Powerful eruption of Tinakula volcano, ash to 10.7 km (35 000 feet), Solomon Islands

E70B4994-A90F-4529-A57E-1900AA8270A4.jpegAfter more than 5 years of quiescence, a powerful eruption started at Tinakula volcano, Temoto Province, Solomon Islands at 19:20 UTC on October 20, 2017. A second eruption was registered at 23:40 UTC. Heavy ashfall was reported on nearby islands. According to the Wellington VAAC, ash cloud was observed reaching an altitude of 35 000 feet (10.7 km) above sea level at 01:10 UTC on October 21, drifting east…….Read More