Volcanic Eruption May Be Biggest Ever Seen From Space
In the last 24 hours we’ve seen a huge explosive volcanic eruption from the Tongan island of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai – the blast is so large it’s easily visible from multiple satellites in geostationary orbit, tens of thousands of miles up. The blast sent a soundwave around the world which is still being measured and the resulting tsunami caused flooding around the pacific ocean.
On January 15, 2022 Hunga Tonga volcano sent an ash cloud 17 km (55,000 ft) into the atmosphere and NOAA’s satellites captured 4K UHD video of this event. Near the eruption, the explosion damaged property, including shattered windows. A tsunami warning was issued just after 5:30 p.m. by the Tonga Meteorological Services and the tsunami flooded coastal areas in Tonga. In the video there is Shock Wave propagation after Hunga Tonga volcano erupted.