Friday, 23 March 2018

Experiencing a volcano eruption

On Monday the 4th of January, there was a huge volcanic eruption. First there was a big rumble, then everyone saw a huge cloud of steam coming out from the sea. The rocks started bursting out, 5 seconds later, a huge back cloud of ash covered all of that and got bigger and bigger. It started rushing down to the houses then "whooshhh!" the house where out in 2 minutes. When everything starts to clear up, there was a new island right in the middle of the sea. There was lava and blackness on the island.


  1. Hi Daniella, here's your point score!
    You correctly used (for 3 points each):
    I liked how you used the word 'rumble' to describe the loud noise being produced, and the rock 'bursting' out, so 2 points for each of those!
    You didn't lose any points for sentences not making sense or for forgetting any capital letters at the start of sentences.
    So your total score was 16!
    I would have really enjoyed to read an explanation from you about what was happening under Auckland at that point - how the hotspot under Auckland was causing all the things you described!
    Thanks for sharing your story :)

  2. hi Daniella. "Whoosh" is such an awesome use of onomatopoeia - words that sound like what they mean.