Submarine Volcano Erupted In Tonga
A submarine volcano erupted in the Tonga Archipelago in the Pacific Ocean sunk one of 172 islands that make up the kingdom. From the lava ejected by the volcano, a new island was formed three times the size of the sinking island.
Taaniela Kula, who is from Tonga Geological Department, stated that the new island is 100 meters wide and 400 meters long and is located 120 meters west of the sinking Lateiki Island.
The activity, which started last month at the submarine volcano, is reported to last for 18 days.
The Tonga Kingdom is located in the Pacific Circle of Fire, where frequent earthquakes occur.
Approximately 90 percent of earthquakes occur in this generation, covering a large area from Chile to New Zealand.
In 2014, a new island was formed as a result of the launch of a submarine volcano.