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The Hunga Tonga Hunga eruption 2022

  • Lots of lightning recorded

    During 1719-2300 on 15 January there were almost 400,000 lightning events recorded in the plume
  • Volcano was relatively inactive before 2014

  • the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai volcano erupted

  • Island had increased

    The island had increased in size by 300-600 metres from the eruption
  • Several surges of Surtseyan activity occurred

    Many passengers witnessed these many surges while on the small South Seas Charters boat