Monday, April 25, 2022

U is for Underwater Volcano Eruption Near Tonga

This year's theme for my A-to-Z Blogging Challenge is Significant Events from 2021 and the first 3 months of 2022.

At the end of today's post is a teaser for tomorrow's V post.  Enjoy! 

On January 15, 2022, the Underwater volcano Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha'apai near Tonga, erupted and triggered tsunami warnings in Australia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, Japan, New Zealand, Samoa, and the United States.

Here's ash fallout on Tonga


"In terms of the scale and energy of the explosion, the Tongan event was basically like Krakatoa 2"

"“It’s super spectacular,” Peter W. Brown, a physicist at the University of Western Ontario, said of the shockwave, which traveled around the world several times at the speed of sound."

"The 15 January blast sent shock waves around the globe and defied scientific expectations. Researchers are now scrambling to work out why"

Here's a teaser for tomorrow's V post.  Remember, to avoid spoiling the answer for the next blog visitor, please comment on something related to the answer without giving the actual answer.


  1. Either more volcanoes are blasting, or we just hear about them all now.

    Tomorrow: The thing we are all tired of though that is moot because it is not tired of messing with us.

    1. I tend to think more volcanoes are blasting. And yes, we're all tired of this but it doesn't care, does it?

  2. I was in the coastal town of Chennai when tsunami stuck India .Thankfully we were a bit further away from the beach but the destruction and losses were heavy and saddening !