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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

Details of a composite reconnaissance photo taken of Ha'Aipai airport, Lifuka Island, Tonga, taken on January 18, 2022, by a Royal Australian Air Force P-8A Poseidon 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 Australian Defence Force/UPI

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