Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11286
This pumice block, with a one-pound coin for scale (diameter ~24 mm), was collected from the ocean surface near Tristan da Cunha on 3 August 2004. An earthquake swarm lasting 6 hours beginning on 29 July was felt on the island and followed by observations of large blocks of floating pumice.
Photo by Vicky Hards, 2004 (British Geological Survey, copyrighted NERC).
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