Eruption continues at Tinakula, water contaminated, people living on coconuts

The Tinakula volcano in Solomon Islands continues erupting for the fifth day in a row after it burst into life October 20, 2017. Heavy ashfall has already contaminated water supplies on nearby islands, but since the area is a no-fly-zone, residents will need to wait a while before fresh water reaches all of them.

While Tinakula is uninhabited and there are no fears lava flows will directly affect the population, heavy ashfall produced by Tinakula has already contaminated wells and water tanks on some nearby islands and residents say they are living off coconuts.

Source: Eruption continues at Tinakula, water contaminated, people living on coconuts

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