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New Photos of the Tonga Volcano Created Islands

Last December, the volcano near the the island nation of Tonga began to erupt creating three new islands that seem to be lasting.

Scientists are looking to see if the new islands will be permanent or will they slough back into the sea after some time. (See Video Below)

Scientists  warn the islands was likely to be highly unstable, and dangerous to visitors.

The volcano - the full name of which is Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai - erupted for the second time in five years in December and is 500m (1,640 feet) long.

Satellite images taken within days of the eruption showed new rock formations, and more sediment in the sea.

And next to one of the two islands that previously made up Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai was a large circular crater, now forming a lake.

Several new photos have been taken by passerbyers and a man who owns a hotel in Tonga over looking the newly formed islands. See the video below to view these amazing photos and video.

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About Cynthia Schnepp (822 Articles)
YouTube Personality 'ShantiUniverse', Chief Editor & Columnist of From San Antonio Texas has lived in New York, England, and Las Vegas.