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Effects From Massive Volcanic Eruption in Tonga Recorded In NC

Effects From Massive Volcanic Eruption in Tonga Recorded In NC

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The Himawari-8 satellite, operated by our partners at the Japan Meteorological Agency, also captured this GeoColor imagery of the eruption as the sun rose over the region. (Image credit: NOAA) ASHEBORO N.C. - While our state was focused on snow and ice a major volcanic eruption occurred over 7,250 miles away in the Pacific Ocean and its effects were recorded all the way here in the triad. On Jan 15th 2022 at 4:10 (GMT), a massive volcanic eruption occurred on the island of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai, in Tonga. The country, made up of some 169 islands, of which 36 are inhabited and is home to some 105,000 people. The islands are located directly south of Samoa and about two-thirds of the way between Hawaii and New Zealand. The volcano is located just 40 miles from Tonga’s capital. ...