Nice find this one by Bill Foster. As I commented maybe there is a connection with the 6.4 magnitude quake close by on the 14h Feb?

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February 17, 2012 –Remote South Pacific Volcano Comes Back to Life:Tinakula is a small volcanic island in the South Pacific that has been caught doing some huffing and puffing this week by NASA satellites.

Tinakula is a 2-mile-wide (3.5-kilometer) island that lies 1,400 miles (2,300 km) northwest of Brisbane, Australia. The island, which rises to a height of 2,792 feet (851 meters), is actually just the tip of a large volcano that rises some 2 to 2.5 miles (3 to 4 km) from the ocean floor. That is 10,560 to 13,200 feet; so it may look small but packs a big punch. In the middle image, taken by NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite, a plume of volcanic gas, possibly mixed with a little ash, can be seen rising above the volcano’s summit.

Here is a map of the major volcanoes of the Solomon Islands from the…

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