The Eruption of Matavanu in Savaii, 1905–6

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    THE last-issued number of the Zeitschrift der gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin contains an account of a very remarkable volcanic eruption which had been in progress for more than twelve months in September last in the island of Savaii. The volcanoes of this island had been quiet for more than a century when, in 1902, two minor outbreaks occurred, and in 1905 a greater eruption commenced, causing so much anxiety and alarm that the German Colonial Administration sent to Prof. K. Sapper, of Tübinen, a collection of specimens, photographs, and newspaper and other reports, from which he has compiled an account which is interesting in spite of its inevitable incompleteness.

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    The Eruption of Matavanu in Savaii, 1905–6. Nature 75, 351 (1907) doi:10.1038/075351a0

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