Lasting devastation from Tonga volcano eruption revealed in satellite images

Tonga’s volcanic eruption has left behind damage so severe that satellites can see it from space.

On Saturday (Jan. 15), the volcano erupted on the island Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai in the South Pacific kingdom of Tonga after it began brewing a couple of days earlier. It was the volcano’s second explosive event in two months, and this eruption was seven times as powerful as the previous eruption in December, with its consequences reaching out thousands of miles across planet Earth