Hunga Tonga Volcano Eruption Update; The Island and its Volcano are Gone


GeologyHub– Jan 17, 2022

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga on January 15th produced a large and destructive tsunami through a new volcanic eruption. This tsunami occurred due to partial edifice collapse, which destroyed the vast majority of the existing island. Instead of a once 4 kilometer or 2.4 mile wide island, there are now only two small barrier islands. What had just occurred was likely the most powerful volcanic eruption in a decade. This video will separate fact from fiction, and discuss the eruption, what its true magnitude is, and what might happen next at Hunga Tonga. It is a very famous volcano as it has produced several spectacular island forming eruptions in the 21st century.

Volcanic ash advisory center: http://vaac.metservice.com/

For information on potential ash advisories of this volcano, select the Wellington center.

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INVOLCAN
0:00 Hunga Tonga Erupts
0:15 Eruptions Effects
0:46 An Island Destroyed
1:35 How large was the eruption?
2:48 Sulfur Dioxide Emissions
3:24 What Will Happen Next

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