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Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano (Tonga): new cone has formed

Mon, 3 Jan 2022, 19:14
19:14 PM | BY: MARTIN
New cone visible from satellite on 2 January and comparison to the image from 3 December (image: @PlatformAdam/twitter)
New cone visible from satellite on 2 January and comparison to the image from 3 December (image: @PlatformAdam/twitter)
A new satellite image of the volcano from 2 January was captured with significant morphological changes that have formed during the latest phreatomagmatic activity.
From available satellite images, it seems to confirm a new cone compared to the most previous imagery from 3 December.
The new cone has likely formed by the accumulation of tephra around the vent and is located to the northeast from the previous 2014-2015 cone, already eroded by currents and waves.

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