Will Tonga Volcano Erupt Again Soon?

Experts have warned THE THREAT from an underwater volcano off the Tonga Islands may not be over yet.

ONE Tsunami has been activated by a “violent” eruption from the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on Saturday, causing massive 4ft waves.

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai . Volcano


Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai . VolcanoCredit: Reuters

Parts of the US, Japan and Australia have been put on high alert for the incident, while Pacific islands near it are besieged by ash, power cuts and related problems lost.

But is that the worst of it?

Has Tonga Volcano Ended?

The volcano is located in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, where some of the world’s most active volcanoes can be found.

It has had some minor eruptions recently but Saturday was the big one.

The thing is, this latest explosion is still very recent, so there’s still a lot that isn’t clear, especially since the area is covered in clouds of ash.

But scientists say this may just be a warm-up.

With the ash plume about 20km high and sensing shockwaves thousands of miles away, they say an important large void known as the crater has been “awakened”.

“It’s not clear yet whether this was the peak of the eruption,” he said. Professor Shane Cronin, from the University of Auckland.

“It represents a large magmatic pressure release, which can settle the system.

“One caveat, however, lies in geological deposits from previous eruptions of the volcano.”

Evacuation warnings have been issued for Australia, Japan and the US


Evacuation warnings have been issued for Australia, Japan and the US

Geological deposits from past eruptions show that once every 1,000 years “multiple distinct explosive events” are involved, meaning there could be more events happening.

“We could be in for a few weeks or even years on the massive volatile volcano from the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano,” he said.

“For the sake of the people of Tonga, I hope not.”

However, any subsequent explosion is unlikely to be as powerful as Saturday’s one.

Satellite image shows massive impact of volcanic eruption


Satellite image shows massive impact of volcanic eruptionCredit: AP
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