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See the powerful eruption of an underwater volcano from the perspective of an Earth observation satellite

Powerful volcanic eruption in Tonga on Saturday, January 15 (January 25) in stunning images recorded by an Earth observation satellite that shows the true power of the explosion event under the South Pacific.

volcano eruption On the island of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai as a spectacular explosion in views of the Geostationary Operational Environmental satellite or the Gaussian National Authority. The US Air Force (NOAA) is in control, visible. ul>

A video of the eruption shows a huge column rising like a giant mushroom from the volcano to the atmosphere, while a shock wave from the island of Honga Tonga-Honga Haapai, one of the 170 islands in the country. Formation of the Tongan Kingdom in the South Pacific, it extends outwards.

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The eruption also triggered a 1.2-meter tsunami in far-flung areas called "Nuku Alufa" (Nuku 'alofa) hit the capital of Tonga, about 65 km south of the volcano. The volcano also triggered a tsunami alert in Hawaii and the west coast of the United States. According to the Associated Press, an acoustic eruption was heard across the Pacific Ocean and reached Alaska. have been. There were no official reports of casualties or damage from the Tongan capital, but some communications, including Internet access, were cut off due to the incident.

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NOAA officials said in a statement that the Honga Tonga-Honga Haapai volcano first erupted on December 20, 2021 (December 29) and was followed by a massive eruption in the past few days, including the Western Gaussian satellite. Recorded. The recent eruption was seven times more powerful than the December event, sending huge masses of ash and gas more than 20 kilometers into the Earth's atmosphere.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirms this "New Zealand authorities are sending surveillance military flights to monitor the condition of the volcano, followed by aid and supplies to Tonga, whose water resources may be contaminated," he said.

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