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Russian Aerospace Firm Shows What’s Left of Volcano-Devastated Tonga Archipelago’s Island

Sputnik International

By Tim Korso

January 22, 2022

The undersea volcano’s eruption prompted tsunami warnings throughout all the Pacific Ocean’s coasts. In addition to it, the ruler of the Kingdom of Tonga – the nation on the affected archipelago – was forced to evacuate his residence.
Russia’s Roscosmos state aerospace company has released the latest satellite images of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai – the twin island united by an undersea volcano, which erupted on 14 January 2022. The eruption devastated the uninhabited island, leaving only a fracture of it above sea level.

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