Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai Eruption

The eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai occurred on January 15th, 2022 in the South Pacific. The eruption was powerful, sending a massive plume of ash into the atmosphere which created a thunderstorm-like anvil. The eruption also generated a wide-reaching tsunami that was felt across Pacific coastlines.

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Contributions by: Dakota Smith

Satellite imagery of this event:

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Broad View of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai Eruption

Description:

A broad view of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai’s powerful eruption.


Phenomena: Volcanoes

Satellite: Himawari-8

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: AHI

Close-Up View of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai Eruption

Description:

A zoomed-in view of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai’s powerful eruption.


Phenomena: Volcanoes

Satellite: Himawari-8

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: AHI

High Resolution Imagery of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai Eruption

Description:

A high resolution view of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai’s powerful eruption.


Phenomena: Volcanoes

Satellite: Himawari-8

Product: Visible (band 3)

Instrument: AHI

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai Eruption Sends Concentric Waves Across Globe

Description:

A broad view of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai Eruption sending shock and gravity waves outward.


Phenomena: Volcanoes

Satellite: Himawari-8

Product: Airmass (EUMETSAT)

Instrument: AHI

Zoomed-In View of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai Ash Cloud

Description:

A high resolution view of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai’s violent eruption and consequent ash cloud.


Phenomena: Volcanoes

Satellite: GOES-17

Product: Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI

Massive Ash Plume Erupts From Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai - Ash Product

Description:

A fifteen hour time lapse of the large plume created by the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai eruption as seen by EUMETSAT’s ash product.


Phenomena: Volcanoes

Satellite: Himawari-8

Product: Ash (EUMETSAT)

Instrument: AHI

Massive Ash Plume Erupts From Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai - Sulfur Dioxide Product

Description:

A fifteen hour time lapse of the large plume created by the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai eruption as seen by JMA’s sulfur dioxide product.


Phenomena: Volcanoes

Satellite: Himawari-8

Product: Sulfur Dioxide (JMA)

Instrument: AHI