The Hunga-Tonga volcano in the South Pacific Ocean erupted on Saturday, which lead to a massive shockwave felt in faraway countries. From minor tsunamis to submerging of multiple islands, here’s the extent of damage the eruption caused across the world.

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Originally tweeted by Saadullah (@SaadUllah_PhD) on January 17, 2022.

Here’s another high-resolution Himawari satellite imagery of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano eruption in the South Pacific Ocean.

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Originally tweeted by NWS Anchorage (@NWSAnchorage) on January 16, 2022.

The moment the shockwave from Tonga’s volcanic eruption passed over Japan. The pressure wave was recorded around the world.

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Originally tweeted by BNO News (@BNONews) on January 15, 2022.

Here’s footage showing the beginning of the volcanic eruption on the islands of Tonga, shared by a Twitter user.

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Originally tweeted by The RAGE X (@theragex) on January 16, 2022.

“The Tonga #Tsunami off the Ecuadorian coast over the water. Crazy from this perspective,” wrote a Twitter user sharing this video where boats and even large ships can be seen bouncing off large oceanic waves.

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Originally tweeted by Kyle Thiem (@Kyle_Thiem) on January 16, 2022.

Here is another incredible footage of the Hunga Tonga volcano that produced an extremely large eruption as it generated powerful Sonic booms that travelled as far as 470 miles of the Fiji islands, shared on Twitter.

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Originally tweeted by R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) on January 15, 2022.

The Tsunami reached the US west coast as flooding was reported in Santa Cruz, California following the major volcano eruption off the coast of Tonga.

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Originally tweeted by Global News Network (@GlobalNews77) on January 15, 2022.

Here is another footage of the flood in Santa Cruz, California.

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Originally tweeted by BNO News (@BNONews) on January 15, 2022.

Reuters reported on January 16 that two people drowned off a beach in Peru. According to the local civil defence authority, unusually high waves were recorded in several coastal areas of Peru following the eruption of the underwater volcano in Tonga.

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Originally tweeted by Reuters (@Reuters) on January 16, 2022.

Also read: Tsunami warnings issued in Fiji, Samoa, after volcanic eruption near Tonga


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