Underwater Volcano Near Tonga Erupts [Updated]

…and creates some amazing scenes that look like they’re pulled from a sci-fi disaster movie. Click to enlarge.

Photo: Lothar Slabon/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Photo: Lothar Slabon/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Photo: Matangi Tonga Online/Reuters

Photo: Matangi Tonga Online/Reuters

The volcano is only 6 miles from the South Pacific nation’s main island but is not expected to threaten human or fish life (?!). Full story here. This is sure to produce more photos; I’ll keep you posted.

Update: Video! It doesn’t quite capture the scale but it’s awe-inspiring nonetheless…

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2 Responses to Underwater Volcano Near Tonga Erupts [Updated]

  1. behyc says:

    Yikes…nice shot on the second picture~!…

  2. […] Photos Of Tongan Volcanic Eruption As I promised earlier, here are more photos – first and fifth in a series – from last week’s underwater volcanic […]

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