Articles tagged "hunga tonga and hunga haapai"

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Ecological disaster in Peru after tsunami waves hit oil refinery

Tsunami waves caused by the massive eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano in Tonga on January 15, 2022, hit a tanker that was unloading crude oil at a refinery in Lima, Peru, causing an ecological disaster. The incident took place in the district of...

January 20, 2022

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Photos show Tonga covered in ash, 'all agriculture ruined' after tsunami impact

Photos from the Kingdom of Tonga show streets and buildings covered in heavy ash after the massive eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai on January 15, 2022. While streets and roofs can be cleared, tsunami waves, up to 15 m (49 feet) in some places, and heavy...

January 19, 2022

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Gemini Observatory records volcanic gravity waves over Hawai'i, U.S.

Hours after the massive eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai1 volcano on January 15, 2022, cameras at the Gemini Observatory on Mauna Kea, Hawai'i, U.S. recorded red waves rippling over Hawai'i. "These are gravity waves, a type of atmospheric...

January 19, 2022

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Elevated levels of sulfur dioxide across the SW Pacific and Australia

Elevated levels of sulfur dioxide (SO2) are present across the SW Pacific and Australia after the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano on January 15, 2022. Since the eruption, the volcano has been releasing huge amounts of sulfur dioxide and...

January 19, 2022

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First aerial pictures from the disaster zone after massive volcanic eruption in Tonga

The first aerial pictures have emerged from the disaster zone in Tonga after a massive eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano on January 15, 2022. Aerial pictures acquired on January 17 by surveillance planes sent by Australia and New Zealand have now...

January 18, 2022

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Tsunami waves up to 10 m (33 feet) high hit Ha'apai Islands, Tonga

The Tongan Navy has reported major damage in the Ha’apai Islands after the major eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano on January 15, 2022. Waves that hit Ha'apai Islands were estimated to be 5 - 10 meters (16 - 33 feet) in height, reaching...

January 18, 2022

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Tonga cut off from the rest of the world after massive volcanic eruption and tsunami

The Kingdom of Tonga remains cut off from the rest of the world after a massive volcanic eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'pai volcano some 65 km (40 miles) N of capital Nuku'alofa on January 15, 2022. A 1.2 m (4 feet) tsunami hit Nuku'alofa some 30...

January 17, 2022

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Height of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption reached 30 km (98 500 feet) a.s.l., Tonga

Eruptive column produced by the massive eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano in Tonga at 04:10 UTC on January 15, 2022, likely reached a height of about 30 km (98 500 feet) above sea level. The data is coming from Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite...

January 17, 2022

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Massive eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai produces huge shockwave and tsunami, Tonga

A massive eruption took place at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano in Tonga at 04:10 UTC on January 15, 2022, producing a huge shockwave and a 1.2 m (4 feet) high tsunami. The eruptive cloud is reaching an altitude of at least 15.2 km (50 000 feet) above sea...

January 15, 2022

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High-level eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai, tsunami warning issued, Tonga

Another high-level eruption started at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano in Tonga at 15:20 UTC on January 13, 2022. A plume of gas and ash rose rapidly to an estimated height of 16.7 km (55 000 feet) above sea level by 17:42 UTC, according to the Wellington...

January 14, 2022

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Eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai, Tonga

Eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano in Tonga started on December 19, 2021, and continued into 2022 although at a much lower intensity. The Aviation Color Code remains at Orange. Intermittent eruption with an ash plume rising up to 3 km (10 000 feet)...

January 03, 2022

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Acid rain warning for Tonga after massive eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai

Massive gaseous cloud produced by the eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano in Tonga rose to an estimated altitude of 18 km (59 000 feet) above sea level, prompting Tonga Geological Services (TGS) to warn all citizens and tourists of possible acid rain...

December 22, 2021

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High-level eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano, Tonga

A high-level eruption started at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano, Tonga on December 19, 2021, with a volcanic plume rising up to 6 km (20 000 feet) above sea level at 21:41 UTC, according to the Wellington VAAC. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red....

December 20, 2021

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New timelapse of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcanic island forming

In December 2014 and early 2015, Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai undersea volcano near Tonga's capital Nuku'alofa erupted, sending a violent stream of steam, ash and rock into the air. When the ash finally settled in January 2015, a newborn island with a 120 m...

December 12, 2017

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Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai connected by volcanic eruption

An undersea volcanic eruption started mid-December 2014 near Tonga, South Pacific Ocean and eventually created a new island which was recently captured by Landsat 8 satellite, the first time it got a cloud-free view. This new island received its first visitors in March

May 06, 2015

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Very high resolution satellite image of newly created Tongan island

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai, a submarine volcano located about 65 km NW of Tonga's capital Nuku'alofa, awakened mid-December 2014 after 5 years of sleep and started erupting from two new vents. The eruption has created a new island between the existing...

January 26, 2015

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Video of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption creating a new island

New Zealand's High Commission in Tonga posted a video of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcanic eruption which is creating a new island about 65 km NW of Tonga's capital Nuku'alofa. "While it looks like the volcano has calmed down, we thought we...

January 22, 2015

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New island being formed by Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption

Continuous volcanic eruptions of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai which started mid-December 2014 are creating a new island about 65 km northwest of Nuku’alofa, Tonga. As of January 15, 2015 the island was more than 1 km long, about 2 km wide and around 100...

January 17, 2015

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Undersea eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai sends ash up to 6 km a.s.l.

An undersea volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai, located about 60 km (40 miles) north of Tongatapu, Tonga began erupting in late December 2014. On January 6, 2015, Wellington VAAC said observed volcanic ash is reaching an altitude of 6 km.The two small volcanic

January 06, 2015

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Large eruption of Tonga's active undersea volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai

A large volcanic eruption is currently taking place at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai undersea volcano near Tonga's capital Nuku'alofa. The volcano is indeed sending ash and steam high into the sky today, however, no official advisory was available at the press time

December 30, 2014