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Watch: Jaw-dropping images show Tonga volcano eruption from space

Incredible.

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The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano began to erupt in December 2021, but in the middle of January 2022, it exploded with incredible force.

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The blast sent tsunami waves pummeling across the Pacific Ocean and covered the island nation of Tonga in a thick blanket of ash.