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seanz
01-20-2015, 02:30 PM
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/263974/tonga-volcano-quieter-scientists

skuthorp
01-20-2015, 02:34 PM
Anyone been game enough to stick a flag on it yet?

seanz
01-20-2015, 02:40 PM
No, they're not expecting it to last. Was this the same volcano that produced all of the pumice that we were awed by a few years back? I'll check later, got stuff to do...but if someone checks before I do, I won't mind.
;):)

John B
01-20-2015, 03:07 PM
I think that was the Kermadecs that made all that pumice . IIRC.

purri
01-20-2015, 03:31 PM
We got a load from off NZ last year.

seanz
01-20-2015, 04:11 PM
I think that was the Kermadecs that made all that pumice . IIRC.



They have pin-pointed the origin of the raft to 72 kilometres south west of Curtis Island, one of the Kermadec islands, halfway between New Zealand and Tonga.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/7461485/Scientists-rock-theory-on-pumice-raft

Funny how I can half remember things sometimes.
:)

John B
01-20-2015, 04:17 PM
Imagine sailing into a pumice sea.. you'd wear off your paint in no time eh.

seanz
01-20-2015, 04:19 PM
There were pics at the time of a boat that docked in Sydney, it had been in the pumice and the waterline was extra shiny.


IIRC.
:)