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    Undersea volcano erupts in South Pacific

    Inspectors head to undersea volcano in Tonga

    Eruption in South Pacific not presently a threat to islanders, authorities say

    updated 11:45 a.m. ET, Thurs., March. 19, 2009

    NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga - Scientists sailed Thursday to inspect an undersea volcano that has been erupting for days near Tonga shooting smoke, steam and ash thousands of feet into the sky above the South Pacific ocean.

    Authorities said Thursday the eruption does not pose any danger to islanders at this stage, and there have been no reports of fish or other animals being affected.

    Spectacular columns are spewing out of the sea about 6 miles from the southwest coast off the main island of Tongatapu an area where up to 36 undersea volcanoes are clustered, geologists said....
    Last edited by Debbie; 03-19-09 at 03:33 PM.

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    Thanks for the eruption news Debbie...


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