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Tonga volcano erupts, triggers tsunami in Pacific Ocean

National Institute of Information And Communications (Japan) / AFP

Posted at Jan 16 2022 01:47 PM

Tonga volcano erupts

A grab taken from footage by Japan's Himawari-8 satellite and released by the National Institute of Information and Communications (Japan) on Saturday shows the volcanic eruption that provoked a tsunami, in Tonga. The eruption of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano was so intense that residents of Fiji, which is more than 800 kilometers (500 miles) away, heard "loud thunder sounds" during the incident.