Tiatia

Tiatia

 

(also Chacha), an active volcano in the northeastern part of Kunashir Island (Kuril Islands, USSR). The volcano rises to a height of 1,819 m. It is distinguished by its classical shape, which is that of a “volcano within a volcano”—also called the Somma-Vesuvius formation. The evenly truncated cone of the somma, which is 1,485 m high, has a diameter of 15 to 18 km at the base, while the maximum diameter across the ring crest is 2.4 km. The central cone at the summit rises to a height of 337 m above the floor of the caldera.

Tiatia erupted in 1812 and 1973. The volcano is composed of basalt and andesite. Growing along the foothills are coniferous and broad-leaved forests with bamboo groves, while the higher slopes have thickets of Erman’s birch and dwarf stone pine.

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Tiatia - whose family are from Samoa - was born in Wellington and played for both the provincial side as well as the Hurricanes in the Super 12.
Leonard starts at tighthead prop in the Quins pack, while, in the back row, Andre Vos and Ace Tiatia replace Luke Sherriff and Pat Sanderson.
Fogarty was back in defence to help force a knock-on from Beck as the Ospreys winger dived over the try-line, while Tiatia missed out on a try thanks to some committed defending from Ian Dowling.
Marshall and Tiatia combined to put Sonny Parker racing home down the touchline, and the Wales centre showed blinding pace and strength to burst through the tackle of Jeremy Manning.
Jonah Lomu, Filo Tiatia and David Holwell touched down for the Hurricanes, while Holwell also slotted over two conversions and three penalties.
The Ospreys achieved this victory without their former All Blacks star Jerry Collins, who was ruled out through illness and replaced by his fellow countryman Filo Tiatia on the replacements bench.
With Jerry's signing coming out it should be a boost to this region." Collins' arrival will take the Ospreys' number of All Black back-rowers to three, with Marty Holah and Filo Tiatia already on board, which will make selection interesting with Wales duo Ryan Jones and Jonathan Thomas also in the mix.
Captain Ryan Jones was inspirational while back-row colleagues Marty Holah and Filo Tiatia, as well as magnificent workhorse Alun Wyn Jones, dominated the collision zone.
OSPREYS No 8 Filo Tiatia believes he will be sipping in the European last-chance saloon when he runs out against Munster at Thomond Park tomorrow (1pm).
Ace Tiatia is handed a back-row start instead of shoulder injury victim Pat Sanderson.
Evans, Hook, Nutbrown (Wells 75), James (D Jones 52), Hibbard (Baldwin 73), Griffiths (Mitchell 62), Gough (Tandy 66), Lloyd, R Jones, Holah, Tiatia (Kelly 75) Munster Ospreys
An opportunist close-range try from Filo Tiatia with five minutes remaining got the Welsh region out of jail and puts them seven points behind leaders Munster.