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This Volcano Eruption Was Equivalent To HUNDREDS Of Atomic Bombs

Love Exploring Logo By loveEXPLORING staff of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 43: This photo is a still capture of a video released by NASA when a small, uninhabited South Pacific island known as Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai – originally two islands that became one landmass in January 2015 after an eruption formed new land between them – was obliterated by a massive volcanic eruption. Little is understood about volcanoes that erupt in shallow water and volcanologists have recently been analyzing the extraordinary power of the blast.

Tonga volcanic eruption was the most powerful in the world

This photo is a still capture of a video released by NASA when a small, uninhabited South Pacific island known as Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai – originally two islands that became one landmass in January 2015 after an eruption formed new land between them – was obliterated by a massive volcanic eruption. Little is understood about volcanoes that erupt in shallow water and volcanologists have recently been analyzing the extraordinary power of the blast.

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