Articles tagged "havre"

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Large pumice raft reported between New Zealand and Fiji

A large pumice raft was found floating to the west of Minerva Reef in an area about 600 km (372 miles) SE of Fiji and 500 km (310 miles) SW of Tonga, New Zealand's GeoNet reported today. Pumice rafts are created by submarine or near-ocean volcanic activity. The...

November 21, 2016


Submarine eruption at Havre volcano built a new volcanic cone

New Zealand scientists investigating an active Kermadec undersea volcano Havre discovered significant changes to the seafloor during its last eruption on July 19, 2012. The eruption was captured by a Nasa satellite, and a Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion patrol...

October 27, 2012

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New active volcano identified as most likely source of huge pumice raft discovered in South Pacific

We reported last week that a huge pumice raft was discovered in South Pacific, north of New Zealand, and today we might have the answer to what might have caused it. Small volcanic rocks or pumice covered the area of 250 nautical miles (463 km) in length and 30...

August 14, 2012