Tonga volcano: a visual guide to the eruption and its aftermath

1/18/2022 12:44:00 AM

Tonga volcano: a visual guide to the eruption and its aftermath

Tonga Volcano, Tonga

Tonga volcano: a visual guide to the eruption and its aftermath

The Hunga Tonga -Hunga Ha’apai eruption – from explosion and tsunami alerts to a drifting veil of ash

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Tonga volcano: Tsunami warnings as US and Japan tell citizens to get away from the shorePacific nations and humanitarian groups struggled to establish communications with Tonga on Sunday after a tsunami triggered by a massive volcanic eruption cut telephone and internet connections, raising concerns for the tiny island nation.

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People told 'get away from shore' as tsunami alerts issued after Tonga eruptionAdvisories have been issued for the whole US West coast, parts of Japan and New Zealand . hey

issue a tsunami warning for all islands across the country, with waves of up to 30cm recorded following the eruption.The 'violent' underwater volcanic eruption was labelled by scientists as a 'once in a thousand years explosion'.Queensland father left in the dark after losing contact with young son in Tonga.An underwater volcano off Tonga erupted on Saturday, triggering tsunami warnings and evacuation orders on the shores of Tonga as well as several South Pacific islands, where footage on social media showed waves crashing into coastal homes.

15 January – 5.10pm (4.10pm local time, and was so huge the explosion was visible from outer space.10am GMT) The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupts again at 5. Family and friends in Australia and New Zealand face painstaking wait for update.10pm local time on Saturday 15 January. Dramatic video from Tonga showed huge waves crashing into homes and buildings, flooding the island. The massive eruption, larger than the one on 14 January, generates an enormous amount of energy and creates an umbrella cloud of ash, spreading the plume concentrically outwards instead of being dispersed in one direction by wind. Internet and phone lines went down at about 6.

The initial height of the ash plume is an estimated 15.2km in altitude, later rising up to 30km high. The plume spreads to 260km in diameter before being distorted by wind. The strength of the eruption – as measured by the volcanic explosivity index – is still unknown, as it requires exact figures on how high the plume reaches and the volume of ash ejected. Images from weather satellites, such as this animated video using imagery from a Korean weather satellite, show the dramatic explosion, with ash and water vapour covering an area hundreds of kilometres in diameter: Loop showing the underwater volcano explosion as captured by Korean weather satellite 15 January – 5. The alert included areas hit by the deadly 2011 tsunami.

30pm Twenty minutes later, at 5.30pm local time, a 1.2 metre tsunami wave is observed at Nuku’alofa, Tonga’s capital, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Photos and videos emerge on social media of large waves , with reports of people making their way inland and to higher ground. Footage shows waves causing damage to buildings and infrastructure such as seawalls..

15 January – 6.15pm By evening in the Pacific, the volcano is raining ash and “tiny pebbles” on neighbouring Tongan islands, with reports of “darkness blanketing the sky”. Nuku’alofa is reportedly covered in a thick film of volcanic dust. There are concerns about contamination of food and water supplies, as well as acid rain. In addition to preventing aircraft from flying, ash hampers recovery efforts because it “buries gardens and impacts plants with consequences for food supply, and is likely to contaminate water supplies,” volcanologist Dr Chris Firth says. We hope everybody is safe," Maikeli Atiola, the Secretary of the Wesleyan Church of Tonga in Auckland said.

This video of satellite images from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in New Zealand shows the plume of ash from the eruption enveloping the main island of Tonga, Tongatapu. 15 January – 7pm An air pressure surge from the volcano’s eruption is recorded at seismic stations internationally, including in .