Undersea volcano eruption in Tonga was a “once-in-a-lifetime event” that could warm Earth’s surface, scientists say

First images of Tonga volcano devastation First images of Tonga volcano devastation 00:17 When an undersea volcano erupted in Tonga in January, its watery blast was huge and unusual — and scientists are still trying to understand its impacts. The volcano, known as Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, shot millions of tons of water vapor high into … Read more

Volcano Near Iceland’s Main Airport Erupts Again

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — A volcano in southwest Iceland began erupting Wednesday, the country’s meteorological authorities said — just eight months after its last eruption officially ended. The Icelandic Meteorological Office urged people not to go near the Fagradalsfjall volcano, which is located some 32 kilometers (20 miles) southwest of the capital, Reykjavik. The eruption … Read more

Lava ‘Music’ Might Explain The Eruption Rhythms Of The World’s Most Active Volcano

The sounds of sloshing lava are music to a volcanologist’s ears. The reverberating belches and burps can help reveal what’s going on deep within a volcano’s belly. Putting an ear to the Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii has allowed researchers to track the temperature of magma and the migration of volcanic gasses as they bubble to … Read more

International aid reaches Tonga with clean water, supplies

This combination of these satellite images provided by Maxar Technologies shows an overview of Nomuka in the Tonga archipelago on 17 August 2020 on the left and on 20 January 2022 on the right and shows the damage after the eruption on 15 January. (Satellite image © 2022 Maxar Technologies via AP) AP CANBERRA, Australia … Read more

EXPLAINS: Why the Tonga eruption was so big and what’s next

FILE – In this image provided by the New Zealand Defense Force, volcanic ash covers roofs and vegetation in an area of ​​Tonga, Monday, January 17, 2022. Thick ash on an airport runway delayed aid deliveries to the Pacific island nation of Tonga, where it was reported significant damage days after a huge underwater volcanic … Read more

5 days after volcanic eruption, first aid flights arrive in Tonga

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – The first flights of fresh water and other aid to Tonga finally arrived on Thursday after the Pacific country’s main airport runway was cleared of ash left by a huge volcanic eruption. New Zealand and Australia each shipped military transport aircraft with water tanks, kits for temporary shelters, generators, hygiene … Read more

Tonga Volcano Relief complicated by communication interruption, virus fear

Tonga is raging after a devastating volcanic eruption that caused a tsunami, leaving the island nation shrouded in ash and without internet services to coordinate emergency clean-up and relief operations. The Tongan government said this on Tuesday at least three people were confirmed dead after the eruption on Saturday and that some islands were severely … Read more

Tongans Living in North Texas Vent Pray for Relatives Affected by Volcanic Eruption – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

EULESS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Tongan families in North Texas are still struggling to connect with relatives more than three days after a volcanic eruption and tsunami hit the island nation in the South Pacific. The social media messaging services they relied on to communicate have been quiet since Saturday. Tongan churches in and around Euless … Read more

Bay Area relatives receive short message of hope from Tonga – CBS San Francisco

MOUNT DIABLO (KPIX) – Anxious Bay Area relatives received a brief message of hope after the tsunami triggered by the massive underground volcano hit the island nation of Tonga and wiped out important communications infrastructure. On Monday afternoon, Sela Tukia, the Tongan Consul General for San Francisco, told the KPIX that although no direct communications … Read more

Tonga volcano: ash, smoke and lightning seen before eruption that caused tsunami – Guardian News

Tonga volcano: ash, smoke and lightning seen before eruptions that caused the tsunamiGuardian News Tsunami-hit Tonga: Surveillance flights sent to assess damage – as ash cloud covers the islandSky News Tonga tsunami: Wasp-ace Malakai Fekitoa launches fundraiser for homelandCoventry Live Tonga Volcano: a visual guide to the eruption and its aftermathThe Guardian See full coverage … Read more