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Weather satellites observe apocalyptic Tonga eruption from three angles 

(Image credit: Simon Proud)

Monday, January 17, 2022: Three weather satellites captured the massive underwater volcanic eruption that tore apart the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai island in the South Pacific Ocean on Saturday (Jan. 15), revealing the sheer force of the blast from different angles. 


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