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

by Msnbctv news staff

Satellites orbiting Earth captured a strong undersea volcanic eruption from house on Thursday (Jan. 13).

Within the South Pacific kingdom of Tonga, which is made up of over 170 islands, the (largely) underwater volcano on the island Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai erupted, sending plumes as much as 12 miles (20 kilometers) into the air, the Tonga Geological Companies has shared on-line.

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