Tonga eruption dwarfed the power of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, NASA says

A satellite image shows the Jan. 15 eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano.  | NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS (JAPAN) / VIA AFP-JIJI

The Tonga volcanic eruption unleashed explosive forces that dwarfed the power of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, NASA scientists have actually said, as survivors on Monday explained how the devastating Pacific blast “messed up our brains.” We believe the amount of energy released by the eruption was equivalent to someplace in between five to 30 megatons

ASDF plane carrying water arrives in disaster-hit Tonga

Air Self-Defense Force personnel from a C-130 transport plane carrying drinking water for disaster-hit Tonga arrive at an air base in Australia on Friday. | DEFENSE MINISTRY / VIA KYODO

A C-130 transportation plane dispatched by the Air Self-Defense Force bring drinking water arrived in Tonga on Saturday after an undersea volcanic eruption and a tsunami hit the Pacific islands nation last weekend.The plane left the Komaki Air Base in main Japan on Thursday with safe and clean water prepared by the Japan International Cooperation

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