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Underwater Tonga Volcano Erupts Turning the Oceans Blood Red

An underwater volcano off Tonga was spewing ash high into the air on Tuesday, causing several carriers to suspend air travel to the South Pacific island nation and turning the surrounding ocean blood red, residents and officials said.

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano, about 65km north of the capital Nuku’alofa, was sending volcanic ash up to 4,500m into the air, the Wellington Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) said.

Tonga residents described a spectacular sight, with the enormous plume from the volcano shooting high into the sky and a muddy discharge underwater turning areas of the sea off the island blood red.

 

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Underwater Tonga Volcano Erupts Turning the Oceans Blood Red
 


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