Tongan volcano eruption: Likely the world’s largest in 30 years – scientist

From Kim Moodie of RNZ Early data from Tonga’s violent volcanic eruption suggests it is the biggest blast since Mt Pinatubo in the Philippines 30 years ago, volcanologist Shane Cronin says. The eruption of the underwater Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano, about 65km north of Nuku’alofa, on Saturday shot thick ash and steam 20km skywards. University of Auckland volcanologist Professor Shane

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