Wednesday, May 30, 2007
According to a news article, "sea surges" destroyed four homes and aboat following an eruption of Ritter Island on 19 May. About 1,500-2,000 peopleon Siassi Island moved to higher ground. Villagers reported seeing plumes from the island, hearing rumbling noises, and feeling earthquakes. The article also mentioned that RVO and the Geophysical Observatory in Port Moresby did not record any seismic activity from the eruption.