Explosive underwater volcano eruption in Tonga spotted from space in satellite images

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Satellites captured a volcanic eruption from space.

In the South Pacific kingdom of Tonga, the underwater volcano on the island of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai erupted, sending up to 20 kilometers into the air, according to the Tonga Geological Services.

The ongoing explosion is the follow up to a previous eruption in December 2021. This event is more powerful than the December's eruption and has caused a tidal wave in the capital of the Kingdom of Nuku'aloFA, as well as a warning for all islands in the country.
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On January 13, 2022, the GOES West satellite captured an eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'api volcano. The image is from the NOAA GOES West.

The volcanic eruption can be seen in the image above by the GOES West satellite.
The gravity waves rippling out from the eruption can be seen in this imagery. The eruption has stretched to a distance of over 160 miles.

The eruption is visible in the images. The image is from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

Researchers can see the eruption in the Ash RGB imagery, which is red, green and blue, to identify volcanic ash and sulfur dioxide ash.
The Himawari-8 satellite shows the volcanic eruption. The image was taken by the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The eruption was captured by the Himawari-8 satellite, operated by the Japan Meteorological Agency.
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