You may have seen the recent pictures over at Boston.com’s The Big Picture – if not head on over quickly to see some spectacular shots (like the one below).
Today, on Damn Cool Pics I spotted a post of the volcano eruption which you can see in the embedded video below as well.
Scientists sailed out to have a closer look at the eruptions of an undersea volcano off the coast of Tonga in the South Pacific Ocean today. Tonga’s head geologist, Kelepi Mafi, said there was no apparent danger to residents of Nuku’alofa and others living on the main island of Tongatapu. Officials also said it may be related to a quake with a magnitude of 4.4 which struck last March 13 around 35 kilometers from the capital at a depth of nearly 150 kilometres. (I know this is an off-day posting, but really, thought the images were worth it – 12 photos total)