In-Depth: Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai Eruption

On January 15 local time, a volcano erupted in the Kingdom of Tonga, causing a damaging and deadly tsunami and cutting off communications.

Beth Johnson
7 min readJan 22, 2022

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Cowritten by Kerbal01.

CREDIT: Google Maps via BBC News

Earlier this week, we talked briefly about the volcanic eruptions occurring in the Kingdom of Tonga last…

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Beth Johnson

Planetary scientist, podcast host. Communication specialist for SETI Institute and Planetary Science Institute. Buy me a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/planetarypan