Left: the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano on Friday, January 7, 2022. Right: the volcano on Friday, January 14, 2022. The second image is from *before* the latest, massive eruption. Both images were acquired from orbit by @planet.

Jan 15, 2022 · 7:15 PM UTC

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so we can assume the island is just *gone* now? amazing
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Unknown. Hopefully we'll get new imagery soon.
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It completely self-destructed 😳
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And that was before todays eruption. So in my very non-volcanologist way of looking at it, it collapsed onto itself, allowing pressure to build up immensely in an extremely short time. Until everything gave way.
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I wonder what this dude is thinking right now (from Google Maps posted a year ago)
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“Glad I didn’t build”?
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Oh dear 😕 I wonder how many Tongans are now stuck under a cloud of Ash must be horrific 🌋
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