Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Tafu-Maka
A bathymetric map prepared during a NOAA Vents Program expedition in November 2008 shows two submarine volcanoes, Tafu (Tongan for "source of fire") and Maka (Tongan for "rock"). The volcanoes lie along a NE-SW-trending ridge on the southern part of the back-arc NE Lau Spreading Center (NELSC). The November 2008 expedition discovered submarine hydrothermal plumes consistent with recent (maybe days to weeks) submarine lava effusion from Maka volcano. Courtesy of NOAA Vents Program, 2008.
Volcano Number:243120
Volcano Name:Tafu-Maka
Country:Tonga
Volcano Type:Submarine
Last Eruption:2008 CE
Elevation:-1400m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 5km:0
Pop. within 10km:0
Pop. within 30km:0
Pop. within 100km:1755
Latitude:-15.37
Longitude:-174.23



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
243120 Tafu-Maka 14799 Confirmed Eruption 0 Maka Historical Observations 2008/11/16 2008/11/16
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
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