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Tuesday 2 July 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Steam is continuously emitted from the vent of Home Reef volcano, indicating that volcanic activities are still ongoing at the reef, which has grown in size by up to 8 acres between June 15-30 as a result of lava flows, Tonga Geological Services reported today. The volcanic activity poses a low risk to the Vava’u and Ha’apai communities.
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Monday 24 June 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Home Reef volcano is showing a decrease in it's Volcanic Radiative Power (VRP) as detected by the MODIS-MIROVA satellite, with the most recent thermal anomaly observed at 8:06am, Tonga Geological Services reported today, 24 June.
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Friday 21 June 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An ash plume drifting northeast of Home Reef around ~1:30 AM today June 21, was detected  by the HIMAWARI-9 AHI satellite, Tonga Geological Services reported this morning. The volcanic activity poses a low risk to the Vava’u and Ha’apai Communities. Mariners in the area are advised to sail beyond 4 km from Home Reef until further notice.
Wednesday 19 June 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Home Reef Volcano has shown a decrease in thermal anomalies. In the last 16 hours, three new thermal anomalies were recorded, with the latest event at 3:56 AM this morning, the Volcano Watch Team of the Tonga Geological Services, reported this morning. No ash cloud has been detected in the last 16 hours.
Monday 17 June 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A volcanic hazard alert issued by Tonga Geological Services tonight, warns all mariners to sail no closer than 4km from the Home Reef Volcano, which has exhibited ongoing volcanic activity suggesting that a new batch of magma is rising in the volcano's feeder pipe. The volcanic activity poses low risk to the Vava'u and Ha'apai communities.
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Wednesday 18 October 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six volcanic eruptions were detected from active Home Reef volcano in the last 24 hours, and volcanic ash was observed by satellites, Tonga Geological Services reported today, advising the Aviation Community. “to maintain vigilance and take caution when flying near Home Reef airspace.”
Monday 16 October 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Continuing volcanic activity at the Home Reef in Tonga poses low risk to the Vava’u and Ha’apai Communities, Tonga Geological Services stated today, after recording five recent eruptions - two in the past 24 hours and three during the last two days.
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Wednesday 28 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new island is forming in Tonga's western volcanic chain, during 17 days of the Home Reef effusive lava flow eruption, since Saturday 10 September. The Aviation Alert level was lowered to from Orange to Yellow on 27 September, while monitoring continues.
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Tuesday 20 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Aviation Alert level for Tonga's Home Reef volcanic activity was raised from Yellow to Orange this morning as the ongoing eruption has elevated to ash composition, but Tonga Geological Services (TGS) said there is low risk to the Vava'u and Ha'apai Communities.
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Saturday 17 September 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Home Reef Volcano erupted again early this morning, with eruption events increasing over the last 24 hours, sending steam vents 1km into the atmosphere. A volcanic submarine island has re-emerged 10m above sea level and continues to grow larger, Tonga Geological Services said. The volcanic activity poses low risks to aviation, but all mariners are warned to keep away from the area.
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