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Tonga: Before and After Photos Reveal Devastation Of Island Nation After Volcanic Eruption

Satellite images taken before and after Hunga Tonga volcano erupted near the pacific archipelago of Tonga have revealed the devastating impact of the eruption. Ash appeared to blanket the island nation in the days after Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai erupted at around 5.30 p.m. local time on Saturday. The satellite images showed typically bright colors of the vegetation and buildings on the main island of Tonga turned to dark browns and greys after the eruption. Tonga is an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean comprised of 176 islands, of which 36 are inhabited.
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