Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai has erupted / exploded in the most spectacular fashion. Thanks to technology and the many satellites we have circling us we caught it like we’ve never caught a volcano exploding before. This is going to be very valuable as the data streams in from the satellites and on the ground. It’s just awe inspiring look at the .Gif below from Scott Manley @DJSnM
Some more posts showing the true power of this. Look at it as the shockwaves ripple across the globe. It triggered small Tsunamis reaching thousands of miles away.
Here is just some of the footage of the Tsunami in this compilation. It’s just devastation. We do not know the extent of the damage from the Volcano itself or the Tsunamis that reached all the way the the USA west coast. I really hope that it’s not as bad as it looks.
As we wait for more footage & news from air & land & Satellite here is the last picture we have to go on until the ash clears.
This is from Kyalan Patel @WxPatel showing the before and after. As you can see from the after it was just as catastrophic as you would think from the size of the explosion.
There is a GOFUNDME for Tonga Tsunami relief https://www.gofundme.com/f/tonga-tsunami-relief-by-pita-taufatofua