Explosive underwater volcano eruption in Tonga noticed from space in satellite pictures


Satellites orbiting Earth captured a robust undersea volcanic eruption from space on Thursday (Jan. 13).

In the South Pacific kingdom of Tonga, which is made up of over 170 islands, the (largely) underwater volcano on the island Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai erupted, sending plumes as much as 12 miles (20 kilometers) into the air, the Tonga Geological Services has shared on-line.

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