May 22, 2022

Hunga Tonga volcano eruption may be the biggest eruption ever captured from space

Other than Tonga, the massive eruption impacted other nations in the Pacific, including Japan, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. Tsunami warnings have actually been issued in these countries, recommending individuals to take the higher ground and keep away from the coast and out of the water.

An underwater volcano appeared in the South Pacific, initially on Friday and then again on Saturday. the violent eruption was recorded from space, showing the eruption launching a massive ash cloud and sending out a shockwave around it. And from what it appears, this might be the biggest volcano eruption ever caught from area.

[through CNN]

As it turns out, it was the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha apai volcano that emerged. Its located about 30 km (18.6 miles) southeast of Tongas Fonuafoou island, and it triggered ash to fall from the sky in Nukualofa, the capital of Tonga. According to CNNs Radio New Zealand (RNZ), the eruption launched a cloud of ash, gas and steam 20 km (12.4 miles) into the air.

Strong and uncommon currents are anticipated along the coast, and in bays, harbors, and marinas. Move to high ground and away from the coast.
— NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) January 15, 2022

The waves between 1.2 and 9 ft (0.5 and 2.7 m) were seen in the parts of these nations. There has actually been some product damage, but its too early to give any predictions about the days ahead. Shane Cronin, Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Auckland, cautions that the volcano may emerge again with an even higher force.

I saw the satellite video on Instagram, shared by a photographer I follow. I instantly desired to discover more, as the eruption recorded from space looks darn legendary. Naturally, I understood that it cant be safe and needed to know if people were safe.

Regretfully, on Saturday, the eruption caused a tsunami on Tongatapu island where the countrys capital is situated. There has actually been major material damage impacting around 80,000, however there have been no reports of deaths or injuries up until now, according to 7News.

An underwater volcano appeared in the South Pacific, first on Friday and then once again on Saturday. And from what it seems, this might be the greatest volcano eruption ever caught from area.

I right away wanted to find out more, as the eruption recorded from space looks darn impressive. According to CNNs Radio New Zealand (RNZ), the eruption released a cloud of ash, gas and steam 20 km (12.4 miles) into the air.