Big Picture: Volcano violence March 21, 2009Posted by Sarah in geology, pics, science.
Tags: big picture, geology, tonga, volcano
The Big Picture series in the Boston Globe has had two awesome features this week. The first is a series of photos of the undersea volcano that erupted near the South Pacic island group of Tonga, triggering a series of earthquakes and a tsunami warning. The Guardian is reporting today that the eruption has created a new landmass in the Tongan archipelago. Amazing! The Earth can kick our asses any day.
Image credit: AP Photo/Trevor Gregory