Tonga volcano eruption (Ash plume)
181,000 km2 / 69,866 mile2
On 14 January 2022, A massive volcano erupts near Tonga, causing tsunami waves as far as the US West Coast. The event is likely the largest volcanic eruption of the 21st century as of January 2022. The ash plume released by the volcano reached as far as 240 kilometers (150 miles) across.
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