via Earth’s Volcanoes Are Waking Up: DORMANT Papua New Guinea Volcano Erupts For First Time

Hundreds of people are fleeing the island of Kadovar after a violent volcano has erupted for the first time in history. There have also been warnings that tsunamis could strike the island after the alarming eruption.

Mount Tavurvur, in the town of Rabaul in East New Britain province, erupted at 3 a.m. Friday morning, local time. The volcano, located in Papua New Guinea, was thought to be dormant. It has now erupted for the first time in known history, spewing ash thousands of feet into the air and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents. But the worst could be forthcoming, as experts now fear this surprising eruption could lead to landslides and tsunamis in the area.

via Earth’s Volcanoes Are Waking Up: DORMANT Papua New Guinea Volcano Erupts For First Time

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