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Tiny South Pacific Island Awakens

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February 21, 2012

Tiny South Pacific Island Awakens

Tinakula is a small, uninhabited volcanic island in the South Pacific, located about 2,300 kilometers (1,400 miles) northeast of Brisbane, Australia. A volcanic eruption around 1840 reportedly eradicated the island’s small population. Then in 1951, around 130 Polynesians settled on the island but were evacuated when the volcano erupted 20 years later. This natural-color satellite image shows...