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Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano
Submarine volcano 149 m / 489 ft
Tonga, Tonga Islands, -20.57°S / -175.38°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano eruptions:
2014, 2009, 1988
Typical eruption style:
unspecified
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Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano news & activity updates:

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano (Tonga, Tonga Islands) activity update

Tue, 13 Jan 2015, 12:41
12:41 PM | BY: T
A pilot reported no visible eruptive activity yesterday, but strong sulfur smell at flight level 160, i.e. 16,000 ft (5 km) altitude.
Previous news
Mon, 12 Jan 2015, 12:29
Forcasted volcanic ash plume from the Hunga Haapai volcanic eruption (VAAC Wellington)
The submarine eruption has apparently breached the surface. A steam and possibly ash plume was reported to have reached up to 30,000 ft (10 km) above sea level today and yesterday, New Zealand's VAAC Wellington reported, based on pilots' observations. read all
Wed, 7 Jan 2015, 13:40
Activity continues, but seems not to have breached the surface (for now). Recent satellite imagery with clear views show a discolored water plume and a steam plume but no ash, suggesting that that the activity is still well below the surface. ... read all
Wed, 31 Dec 2014, 18:18
Comparison of satellite images of the area of Hunga Tonga-Hunga volcano from 18 and 29 Dec 2014, showing the plume from underwater activity on the latter (images: NASA / annotations: Culture Volcan)
A new submarine eruption started at the shallow submarine volcano off Tongatapu island in the Tonga archipelago. read all
Wed, 18 Mar 2009, 22:23
A new eruption is taking place in the Tonga islands in the South Sea, between the small islands of Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha'apai, which are the tiny suaerial parts of a large underwater volcano located about 30 km SSE of Falcon Island. The last eruptions in this area were reported in 1912, 1937 and 1988. ... read all
 

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