Images reveal devastation in tsunami-hit Tonga

18/1/2022 12:31:00 PM

Images reveal devastation in tsunami-hit Tonga

The volcano erupted 30km into the air and deposited ash, gas and acid rain across a large area of the Pacific.Satellite images released by Maxar Technologies on Tuesday showed that where most of the volcanic structure stood above sea level a few days ago, there is now just open sea.

New Zealand released aerial images taken from a surveillance flight the previous day, revealing a tree-lined coast transformed from green to grey by the volcanic fallout.Volcanic ash blanketed island fields, images from an Australian Defence Force P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft showed.

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