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Aerial Views of the Damage Caused by Underwater Volcanic Eruption in Tonga

Aerial Views of the Damage Caused by Underwater Volcanic Eruption in Tonga

View of Nomuka, Tonga, taken on January 17, 2022, by a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion during a reconnaissance flight to assess the damage caused by the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai underwater volcano and the subsequent tsunami on January 15. According to Tongan Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta, a thick layer of ashfall on the Nuku'alofa airport runway will need to be cleared before humanitarian flights can land. Photo via New Zealand Defence Force/UPI

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