Tonga Volcanic Activity

By They24
  • Eruption

    After being inactive since 2014, the Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai volcano erupted. The initial eruption lasted until 2am the next morning.
  • Christmas Day

    Satellite imagery revealed that the island had increased in size by 300-600 metres
  • Eruption

    A large eruption occurred at 4.20 am local time on the 14th of January. The government issued a tsunami warning to residents of the area and waves of 30cm were seen. Later that same afternoon geologists near the volcano saw explosions and a 5 km wide ash column