West Mata Volcano - John Seach

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Tonga

15.10 S , 173.75 W
Summit elevation -1174 m
Submarine volcano

West Mata volcano is located at the northern end of the Tonga volcanic arc. The volcano was discovered during a November 2008. In early May 2009 eruptions occurred at two vents, at the end of a 5 km long fissure. Pillow lava was erupted at a depth of 1208 m. Prometheus vent erupted explosively and ejected tephra into the water.

West Mata Volcano Eruptions

2009