Aftermath of the Biggest Volcano Eruption Ever Caught on Tape from Space - Tonga

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    The live aftermath of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Jan 15 2022 volcano eruption.
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Theódór Gunnarsson
Theódór Gunnarsson

According to my experiendce from eruptions in my country, Iceland, the vegetation recovers incredibly fast after being covered in volcanic ash. It is actually incredible. I hope this will be the case in the Tonga islands.

Vor 4 Monate
The Accidental Viking
The Accidental Viking

@Allan Lege The Tongan authorities specifically said no to offer of air dropped supplies. It did not take too long to get naval ships on their way and planes full of medical and food supplies. Look up how New Zealand and Australian authorities coordinated their efforts. They could still communicate with the Tonga officials by satellite phone, which is there exactly for emergencies like this.

Vor 13 Tage
The Accidental Viking
The Accidental Viking

@TheRisskee I don't think it took long before they did land planes. They sent naval ships full of supplies, too, but it took longer for the ships. The ships were able to leave port before the planes were able to take off. Australia and New Zealand were right there. The Tongan authorities asked specifically to NOT airdrop supplies, so you're right there and Mr. Lege is mistaken. Not a brainfart in sight. An immediate and effective relief effort was launched.

Vor 13 Tage
The Accidental Viking
The Accidental Viking

@SSCTiyo Volcanic ash is alkaline. Unless you're thinking of the sulfuric rain? It does vary from volcano to volcano, but the ash itself is alkaline.

Vor 13 Tage
The Accidental Viking
The Accidental Viking

@AlexZander Yep. You just have to be careful because some wood ash (from hardwoods especially) can increase the potassium levels too high and burn the roots. It increases the alkalinity of your soil. If you want to turn your hydrangeas colour from blue to pink or from pink to a darker pink, wood ash is good for it. (sorry,... I love organic chemistry)

Vor 13 Tage
The Accidental Viking
The Accidental Viking

@Glen Chapman The sides of the volcano Cameroon are beautiful. My ex was in the areas for work and he took some beautiful pictures. So much green.

Vor 13 Tage
David Mcnelley
David Mcnelley

It’s always incredible to see such powerful shockwaves, seeing the clouds disappear as it spread out shows just how much pressure was behind it.

Vor 4 Monate
MaskOnFilterOff
MaskOnFilterOff

​@Kevin Parker The timelapses are from a geostationary weather satellites. They're always taking pictures of the same, entire side of the earth every ten or so minutes. Like, full circle profile; it sees as much of the globe as they possibly can from one spot. They weren't focused on the eruption at all. It just happened in-frame, and "in-frame" here is literally half the planet. The eruption is at the bottom right of the frame in the original Himawari 8 footage, but people reporting on it just zoom in on the eruption because, when you're reporting on something that's happening on a small portion of an image, it's generally a good idea to zoom in on the part where the thing is happening. "Hunga Tonga volcano eruption in 4K UHD with Shock Wave propagation" shows a lot of different angles and zooms, with the full Himawari at 1:21. Also, any weapon would need to be the size of an island to be big enough to show up in the photos, never mind the fact that it's a timelapse in 10 minute intervals.

Vor 2 Monate
i Cared
i Cared

It looks like someone DROPPED A BOMB 💣 on a volcano 🌋

Vor 3 Monate
ThvtSyDneYlyf3th0
ThvtSyDneYlyf3th0

@David Mcnelley oh i see it actually, my bad dude 😅

Vor 3 Monate
David Mcnelley
David Mcnelley

@nicklas sivén hmm, I wonder if it could have been the air temp changing that caused those effects then.

Vor 3 Monate
Desolate
Desolate

I always remember learning just how awful volcanic ash is to your lungs, it has a similar composition to cement in powdered form, when it's breathed in it reacts with the fluids in your lungs turning it into a version of concrete, you would drown in cement as your lungs collapse, so if you find yourself in the position of watching volcanic ash falling around you, go inside

Vor 3 Monate
Stizel Swik
Stizel Swik

You don't get this kind of news on the main stream. Thank you for sharing such a comprehensive story with us!

Vor 3 Monate
MrKrusten Ⓥ
MrKrusten Ⓥ

6:10 I find this picture amazing. It shows how countries and landmass are born, and how water seems to immediately settle the barren island with green life. Just beautiful

Vor 3 Monate
Mark
Mark

This is becoming a trend. While not the first to report things, YouTubers are often doing much better reports than actual news media. This gave me a far better idea of what's going on than anything I saw in the news, and there are other channels out there doing similar quality work on other topics, such as Caspian Report for political matters.

Vor 4 Monate
jeninlight
jeninlight

@Solid_Snake so long as your not concerned about truthfulness or integrity, get right on up that msm

Vor 5 Tage
Solid_Snake
Solid_Snake

You can't compare news from TV to this, it's 2 different formats. On TV they must tell you the basics of what happened in 30 minutes. Mainstream media is not that bad if you want a recap of the day

Vor 6 Tage
Imperator Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus
Imperator Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus

To be perfectly honest, I don’t know a single person who watches tv news anymore

Vor Monat
jeninlight
jeninlight

My first thought, there was an eruption?

Vor Monat
Rumpustime
Rumpustime

@NiceWhenEarned RudeMostlyElse You can debate what is or isn't a trend with the OP if you'd like. That isn't a concern to me. My point was the rise of independent information providers and the decline of mainstream news has certainly developed over time, and most noticeably with the events of the past 5 or so years. Perhaps that's what was meant. Ask the OP.

Vor Monat
Tarald Kverneland
Tarald Kverneland

Just recently discovered these videos, and instantly grown fond of the high level of knowledge shared, the way they are made and the narration. Thanks a million!!

Vor 4 Monate
Braydyn Jahraus
Braydyn Jahraus

It gives you perspective on what it would be like to be in Pompei during the Mount Vesuvius eruption. Imagine being essentially right next to an eruption like that.

Vor 4 Monate
HyperMusiic
HyperMusiic

Thank you for this! I’m so glad this came up on my recommended, I’m really interested in geography and looking closer at geographical features such as disasters like this make me interested in learning more and more.

Vor 3 Monate
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu

Don't worry, there will be a new island formed because of this, and I'm gonna put my own flag on it, declaring it bona fide

Vor 3 Monate
Mumen Rider
Mumen Rider

4:10 it's crazy the ash cloud got that big before the shock wave hit tonga that loud. Says alot about the speed of this eruption.

Vor 4 Monate
I-Am-Evil-Morty
I-Am-Evil-Morty

This is *by far* the best & most comprehensive coverage I've seen on this event. Excellent work, Alex. Seriously

Vor 4 Monate
I-Am-Evil-Morty
I-Am-Evil-Morty

Guys, I'm just saying from all the other outlets for information I had seen at the time, this by far topped every one of them.

Vor Monat
Thomas JR.
Thomas JR.

Alex is a genius.

Vor 4 Monate
David Tooley
David Tooley

@Glytch Halcy0n86 yup i agree, total rip of Scott Manley's video

Vor 4 Monate
Shane Woodall
Shane Woodall

@Beszaj he is not speaking with North American dialect…

Vor 4 Monate
Jeff McNally
Jeff McNally

When he said I usually do space videos, all I could hear was Rick Sanchez *BURRP* "Literally everything's in space, Morty!" 👨‍🚀

Vor 4 Monate
Dee Kay
Dee Kay

Thanks for this excellent video. Much more informative than anything I’ve seen on the news in Australia!

Vor 4 Monate
Samster Hamster
Samster Hamster

It will definitely have a cooling effect for the surrounding area, we did a study in Geoenginering on this exact type of situation. Some Geoengineers are creating volcanoes that can spray the ash into the air at small volumes. However, the issue of it causing health problems to humans and the surrounding flora and fauna is of large concern.

Vor 4 Monate
Jonathan King
Jonathan King

Thank you so much for taking the time to make this video and posting on YouTube. Interesting and educational. Very well done.

Vor 3 Monate
S0M3
S0M3

What I wouldn’t give to have seen the Yellowstone Eruption or the Mt Tobu eruption on camera. That would be a whole different experience. Good video!

Vor 3 Monate
Thomas Han
Thomas Han

Thank you Alex for covering this eruption. I’m a volcanologist and this video is one of the best presentations I’ve seen. Even though the boring tables and numbers are left out for general public, there’s still a lot of in depth information.

Vor 4 Monate
knightsaberami01
knightsaberami01

@leader India the US has had a moratorium on testing nukes since 1992. Unless you know different, care to share with the class?

Vor 4 Monate
Peter Peter
Peter Peter

I'm a commentolog and I do aswell appreciate the video

Vor 4 Monate
leader India
leader India

This is a volcanic eruption triggered by a super nuclear test conducted by the United States in Tonga.

Vor 4 Monate
Keith Price
Keith Price

@Pet Peeves I think it is a series of snapshots, not video footage. I guess they will have been taken over a period of time longer than seconds. Probably the hour/hours after the eruption.

Vor 4 Monate
Keith Price
Keith Price

@Glytch Halcy0n86 Do you love Scott Manley?

Vor 4 Monate
Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson

Finally found the data I was looking for in this. Thanks for the great and informative video.

Vor 3 Monate
Zizi Mugen
Zizi Mugen

For anyone who’s told to stay indoors as ash falls, friggin’ do it. That ash could likely contain microscopic shards of silica, which cause horrible respiratory symptoms including bleeding from the lungs.

Vor 3 Monate
NifeOO4niff
NifeOO4niff

All the news media wants to do is frighten you and make you feel helpless. You actually opened a discussion and brought knowledge and facts. Great video!

Vor 3 Monate
Nemo
Nemo

as always stellar show I find what you do immensely informative you should have your own tv program

Vor 4 Monate
Humour Down Under
Humour Down Under

I heard the explosive eruption here in New Zealand (upper North Island, east coast), and it was very loud, considering how far away it was. To me, it sounded like someone had dropped a couple of fully loaded dumpsters on the road in front of my house, despite me being way down the back of the house, which is quite large, and made from concrete and brick. It would have been interesting to have been outside when the shockwaves passed over!

Vor 4 Monate
TheRisskee
TheRisskee

@Autumn Jones I didn't here a single thing and I live in SoCal. But, I'm sure it's possible. It was heard all the way up in Alaska. But I hear sonic booms from flights at Edwards AFB all the time so, maybe I did hear it but it didn't register that it was the eruption and not an aircraft. 🤷‍♀️

Vor 3 Monate
In Sensitive
In Sensitive

@Autumn Jones I live in California, heard nothing.

Vor 3 Monate
shaneMM
shaneMM

This just makes me want to know what the shocklaves and noises were like directly near the island.

Vor 3 Monate
Quiltmomma
Quiltmomma

It’s amazing that what can be so deadly can also have beauty. The eruption looks to me like a blossoming flower.

Vor 4 Monate
LLOYD GORDON
LLOYD GORDON

Awesome! Having participated in small scale collaboration with the Earthquake Unit of a Caribbean University, It occurred to me to query the concerns about similar events erupting in the area of the Caribbean Basin/Sea. Given Haiti apparent predilection for EQs what are the chances for undersea volcanic eruptions taking place in it's vicinity? I was told by one Jamaican Hydrogeologists that the rock of Jamaica erupted from the ocean floor some 23 million years ago. How accurate is this account and is there anything threatening near to this island?

Vor 4 Monate
SoulCandy AlmaDulce
SoulCandy AlmaDulce

@ LLOYD GORDON, great question, wishing someone would provide a scientific reply, unless, of course, you already know it, in which case I will appreciate the posting of it and reading it. Great day to you.

Vor 19 Tage
Keith McKay
Keith McKay

PROVERBS 22...A GOOD NAME IS RATHER TO BE CHOSEN THAN GREAT RICHES , AND LOVING FAVOUR RATHER THAN SILVER AND GOLD. THE RICH AND POOR MEET TOGETHER, THE LORD IS THE MAKERRRRRRR OF THEMMMM ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL. A PRUDENT MAN FORESEETH THE EVIL, AND HIDETH HIMSELF , BUT THE SIMPLE PASS ON , AND ARE PUNISHED. BY HUMILITY AND THE FEAR OF THE LORD ARE RICHES , AND HONOUR , AND LIFE .Psalms 19...The SPIRIT OF THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS CLEAN. Righteous altogether.Endures Forever.

Vor 3 Monate
FRUITIEST PEBBLE
FRUITIEST PEBBLE

The way you explained the whole eruption process is so satisfying to listen to.

Vor 3 Monate
Brett
Brett

Volcanos, in recent history, have been conspicuously quiet. Their cooling effect hasn't been around in a long time (centuries if not millennia). The recent warming we've seen is partly due the absence of volcano induced cooling.

Vor 4 Monate
Polynesian Movement
Polynesian Movement

Prayers out to the people of Tonga! Hope they recover from this and come back stronger! Peace to my Polynesian people affected by this volcanic eruption!

Vor 4 Monate
19. SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
19. SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Prayers are nothing more than hopes for the best. Asking an unproven entity card "god" is foolish, especially if this God exists yet did others to prevent a disaster from ever occurring. An "all loving" god is impossible if that god needs the worship and pleas if his creation. Only we can solve the challenges we face. The kingdom of God comes from within!

Vor 3 Monate
バンジョベンジ
バンジョベンジ

@Jonathan Gibbs Weak question with an obvious answer.

Vor 3 Monate
Jonathan Gibbs
Jonathan Gibbs

@TSideWes805 Why did god let the volcano erupt on such strong believers?

Vor 3 Monate
Jonathan Gibbs
Jonathan Gibbs

Yeah, don't know how they will recover from the 3 people who died.

Vor 3 Monate
Iron Horn Forge
Iron Horn Forge

This was extremely well done, thank you I enjoyed this immensely.

Vor 3 Monate
Rombout Versluijs
Rombout Versluijs

Pretty sweet video again! Really well done and like how you showed comparison as how big that closed was compared to Europe. Really show perspective

Vor 4 Monate
Shaggy
Shaggy

I love watching different people with this kind of information, bc some explain more than others, in one way or another

Vor 3 Monate
Melissa Lidback
Melissa Lidback

Thank you for covering this event so well. Best video on it that I have seen.

Vor 4 Monate
Muonium
Muonium

Important to note that while a shock wave - by definition - travels faster than the speed of sound in that particular medium, what we see on the satellite image is not a shock wave. It's just a pressure wave and is traveling at the speed of sound. The initial explosion of the volcano, just like a nuclear detonation, did indeed launch a shock wave into the atmosphere, but shock waves dissipate and slow down rapidly as they propagate, and even by the time it reached the local islands some few tens of miles away it was certainly already a pressure wave traveling at the speed of sound and not a shock wave any longer. Also, while the total energy of this explosion was definitely greater than any nuclear detonation, the peak power was certainly not, with an H bomb reaching vastly higher powers due to the reaction taking place over a mere microsecond or so while a volcanic eruption takes millions of times longer to release its energy.

Vor 4 Monate
Lucas Thompson
Lucas Thompson

@leader India Oh, but they let you know.

Vor 3 Monate
Zarah Andrahilde
Zarah Andrahilde

Incredible. Thanks for putting this video together, i've never seen anything like this. Truly awesome forces at play here.

Vor 4 Monate
Chris E
Chris E

This is so cool !! I love the facts you gave especially about the shock wave traveling faster than speed of sound and passing 4x ... mind boggling ... i love it!!!

Vor 3 Monate
marksapollo
marksapollo

Nothing will ever be more powerful then nature. It’s amazing awe inspiring and deadly. Fantastic that this explosion was caught on camera and with instruments, we get a real insight into it.

Vor 3 Monate
DalecooperZ
DalecooperZ

Interesting to me that we see this as a ‘special event’ on Earth we got to witness. When in the larger scheme of our planet, volcanoes are the most common and important events that made our planet habitable. We have volcanoes to thank for our hearty atmosphere that protects us from practically everything. I think we’re the blip on the page. We’re the ‘special event’.

Vor 4 Monate
Apexa Shah
Apexa Shah

Most interesting point of view... Are you also hinting a spiritual turn for our times? Do you follow any other channel on such events?

Vor 3 Monate
Harry Bath
Harry Bath

I’ve seen some other comments that say the same however I wanted to just stop by the comments and thank you. This is great content and by far the most comprehensive about this specific event and as someone that has discovered this channel through this video, bravo have my sub sir!

Vor 4 Monate
Dasa Asadaris
Dasa Asadaris

I didn't realize the scale of this eruption up until now. It's a major event in human documented history

Vor 3 Monate
Brady Velvet
Brady Velvet

I wonder if the footage from orbit would be an accurate representation of what it would look like if a large enough asteroid hit

Vor 3 Monate
JoshJLMG Productions
JoshJLMG Productions

Thanks for the comparison of the eruption in another section of the world. We'd have no sense of scale otherwise, so that was extremely useful.

Vor 3 Monate
Hi Gh
Hi Gh

Great video! Very informative and interesting 🙂.Im from Tonga and this was an experience I would never forget.

Vor 3 Monate
Coastfog
Coastfog

Very nice video, answered many questions I had and more. Thank you!

Vor 4 Monate
Jayne Hoover
Jayne Hoover

Lived in Xela for about a year and loved seeing that little volcano spewing ash everyday. It was always a cool sight to see.

Vor 3 Monate
NC T
NC T

very interesting and well documented as always. Love your channel.

Vor 7 Tage
Taveuni Island
Taveuni Island

We heard the eruptions as loud booms. We live in Fiji 800 km away. You could feel it in the ground, the house, in the air, and through your body. It was amazing for us but sad for our Tongan neighbors.

Vor 4 Monate
Atolomake Helu
Atolomake Helu

It was one hell of an experience ... cheers from Tonga 🇹🇴

Vor 3 Monate
rageblade233
rageblade233

Heard it in Western Washington. Was quiet and my window was open then heard a very loud yet distant and drawn out BOOOOOooooooom. I thought someone was lighting off a New Years firework that may not have been legal. But the timing checks out, I indeed heard it.

Vor 3 Monate
Taveuni Island
Taveuni Island

@SMOOGIE yes it is inhabited, that particular island with the volcano is not.

Vor 3 Monate
SMOOGIE
SMOOGIE

Didn't he say Tonga was inhabited?

Vor 3 Monate
Delight Loves Movies
Delight Loves Movies

That's the most informative vid I've seen about the Tonga eruption. Great job Astrum.

Vor 4 Monate
MerlinsMagik
MerlinsMagik

I am fascinated with volcanic activity so I have a scientific question. Just imagine at the same time of this volcano blowing what if a Cyclone happen to be going over it. What would happen to the Cyclone?

Vor 3 Monate
Matthew Roberts
Matthew Roberts

OMG! The biggest explosion ever captured on camera! This was starling and amazing! The shock wave seen from space is stupendous! Tonga people have my sympathy. And sympathy is not something I hand out very often.

Vor 4 Monate
Andrew Wishardt
Andrew Wishardt

Brilliant, informative & compelling video & the power of the explosion and it's resulting shockwave travelling x4's round Earth. Just wow!! The Yellowstone Caldera is overdue for a major event too. I wouldn't want to be anywhere near a pyroclastic plume event, though I appreciate the footage seen here. \X/ish 🌍

Vor 3 Monate
Joey JATAMAG
Joey JATAMAG

Great coverage Alex, far more in depth than most sources regarding this event.

Vor 4 Monate
This Guy
This Guy

Scott Manley, geologyhub and Anton Petrov all did a great job. So happy to see astrum covering it too

Vor 4 Monate
David Ford
David Ford

Geology Hub also has been covering this in pretty good detail. Though I admit that he has a rather monotone delivery.

Vor 4 Monate
Joey JATAMAG
Joey JATAMAG

@Steve JB Scott's a fellow Scot, so I have a soft spot lol, but I have seen a few on other channels that are just lacking in details like Alex and Scott included. Anton Petrov did a decent job, but I think he may have kinda rushed it to get it out and missed key items like the 2014 eruption and it's implications.

Vor 4 Monate
Steve JB
Steve JB

I really liked Scott Manley's video on the topic and it's still the best I've seen so far. But I also like how Alex imposed the ash cloud on Europe for scale.

Vor 4 Monate
Hide_or_Escape
Hide_or_Escape

Could volcanic eruptions cool the planet? What if the ash could save our planet? Could we make an artificial eruption or force a volcano to erupt?

Vor 3 Monate
MrAli171
MrAli171

Awesome event,prayers and best wishes to the people in Tonga

Vor 4 Monate
Jim Herbert Outdoors
Jim Herbert Outdoors

So, what if, the dinosaur extinction was actually a huge volcanic eruption instead of an asteroid? Craters dont always come from outer space rocks.

Vor 3 Monate
JM Jm
JM Jm

Right Guatemala Mexican asteroid causing sinote and ferns in NZ 😊

Vor 3 Monate
t-rackz
t-rackz

The comparison with the Mars blew my mind. Could the Mars have been an earth-like planet before?

Vor 3 Monate
Name Removed for your pleasure
Name Removed for your pleasure

Give it a magnetic field, a very puffy atmosphere and subtract 3.5 billion years, it may have been semi-Earth like.

Vor Monat
brandon lovelace
brandon lovelace

I live in Alaska and just before 5am I heard the Shockwaves! It was pretty amazing especially after finding out what it was I heard 🙂

Vor 3 Monate
Mele
Mele

This is my homeland and have close relations living in Tonga. Thank you for this video, one of the best I've seen.

Vor 3 Monate
jonathan castillo
jonathan castillo

We love your videos alex! Please post more often!!

Vor 3 Monate
GoodTime Poke
GoodTime Poke

This was incredible to see from space!

Vor 3 Monate
Nick the Random Guy
Nick the Random Guy

Its difficult to understand how powerful volcano erruptions really are and yet its so amazing to see.

Vor 4 Monate
jessie nameles
jessie nameles

@Taelor Pickel people to, we are in it right now!!!!!!!!!!!

Vor Monat
Taelor Pickel
Taelor Pickel

@jessie nameles Volcanoes have ended parts of Civilization before and millions of years ago caused great damage to the world's life.

Vor Monat
e e
e e

@jessie nameles super volcano are built different

Vor 4 Monate
jessie nameles
jessie nameles

it,s called nature event what,s happens all the time ... big blast but no worry,s

Vor 4 Monate
Ian Garbutt
Ian Garbutt

Brilliantly informative!! Thanks So Much for sharing with us all around the World! We are here on Mother Nature's Terms......🌏🌊🌎🌟🌍

Vor 3 Monate
Vinny
Vinny

Thank you for this great report,the best I've seen 👏

Vor 3 Monate
Soey.carter412
Soey.carter412

Praying for everyone affected by this❤️, you can see how devastating it really was when you can see it from space and it still looks huge

Vor 3 Monate
Amit Raka
Amit Raka

Thank you for the great information ✌️✌️ If we look carefully right to the volcano burst captured from space, we can see similar size circular thing to thee right of hunga Tunga hunga in the video. What exactly is that? Is it a cyclone or something else?

Vor 3 Monate
Baptiste Bauer
Baptiste Bauer

I know you only mentionned this as an ad, but for whom might be interested. The Santiaguito in Guatemala is one of the top 10 most dangerous volcanoes on Earth. It has, as you mentionned, only existed for a little more than 100 years. The breathtaking view you mentionned was taken from the Santa María, the volcano that was the main one. Its lava was very viscuous and dried quickly, which closed its crater down pretty deep. Upon an eruption, a hole was opened next to the Santa María: the Santiaguito was born in an overwhelming, destructive eruption. It shattered the Santa María's flank; the damages are still evident to this day. The Santiaguito kept growing up since then, being almost always active. If you ever go to Guatemala, and wander around Retalulehu, Mazatengo or Quetzaltenango, you might see the couple volcanoes: a big, broken one, and a small, active one. My thoughts go to the victims of the Tonga volcano.

Vor 4 Monate
TheRisskee
TheRisskee

I was in Guatemala in 2013 and I only found out about their volcanos once I was home and it bummed me out that I didn't get to see it. Although, we did go to a resort town on the edge of a crater and there's islands in the middle where people live and work. That in itself was cool but it's not like seeing an active volcano.

Vor 3 Monate
jefferee2002
jefferee2002

I'm curious if the fact that this is an underwater eruption did that help mitigate the ejected material reaching the stratosphere?

Vor 4 Monate
Phoenix042X
Phoenix042X

And finally someone who did not misrepresent the viral footage from the ship the day before and tells the truth about the fact that it was a relatively tiny eruption the day before compared to the one caught on satellite the next day. Kudos for that. Honestly one of the better researched videos on this out there.

Vor 3 Monate
Miako
Miako

This eruption was also felt in Europe! At least in Northeastern Europe. We had winds we haven't seen in centuries. Building's roofs were blown off and trees fell. A person had sadly died because a tree fell on them. Quite tragic.

Vor 3 Monate
Star Blaze
Star Blaze

When I say nature scares me, THIS IS WHAT I MEAN

Vor 3 Monate
Bacon Me Crazy
Bacon Me Crazy

We live on the coast of Northern California and heard the explosion Friday night. Thought it was a sonic boom at first. But once the tsunami watch for the west coast if the US went into effect, and we found out why, we realized the double boom we'd heard was actually the shock wave from the Hunga Tonga Hunga Haapai explosion.

Vor 4 Monate
CaptainRon1913
CaptainRon1913

You didn't hear sh.. Shockwave from Tonga... lol

Vor 3 Monate
TheRisskee
TheRisskee

Now you guys have me double guessing if I did hear it or not. We hear so many sonic booms from Edwards AFB that I don't register it anymore. I still say I didn't hear it but, you can't go back in time to know for sure. 😔😅

Vor 3 Monate
VVS [Exclusive]
VVS [Exclusive]

@Phoenix same lol

Vor 3 Monate
PhantomSiren12
PhantomSiren12

I don't think I heard it here in SoCal. Probably the stupid traffic sounds muffled it :/

Vor 4 Monate
Jobie Wan Kenobie
Jobie Wan Kenobie

Really this was well explained, I enjoyed your show. New subscriber, thank you.

Vor 3 Monate
Jose
Jose

Great reporting that's accurate and not overly dramatically reported. Really enjoyed your post. Thank you 😊

Vor 3 Monate
Rek RC
Rek RC

"Largest eruption ever seen from space" sounds much more impressive than it is. There hasn't been many seen from space. If you think that was a big one, just wait a little while. But, I do hope the people nearby are and will be OK. It always hurts to see bad things happen to people.

Vor 3 Monate
John Higgins
John Higgins

Besides, Pinatubo was both larger and seen from space

Vor 3 Monate
Andrew Adams
Andrew Adams

I feel like from this video this was a much bigger deal than the media played it out to be. Thanks for this.

Vor 3 Monate
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson

This is the content I wanted...handling the geological rare event (considering scale and time). Just wanted to add a little more to the human story... R.I.P. - the 3 souls that left us caught tragically during this event. Thanks for taking the time to piece this unexpected story together and tying it to this channel's theme. Well done!

Vor 4 Monate
reuben
reuben

I think its going to be a lot more, I hate to say it. That ash cloud was the size of England.

Vor 3 Monate
Stizel Swik
Stizel Swik

@Vuni Maka now THAT 16 yo is a TRUE hero!!! I'm very glad to hear the disabled man was able to make it to land safely. Thanks for sharing this news!

Vor 3 Monate
C_R_O_M__________
C_R_O_M__________

@Vuni Maka great human stories. Thanks for sharing!

Vor 3 Monate
Vuni Maka
Vuni Maka

One man Lisala was swept out to sea off Ataataa island (part of Tonga bt 20mins boat ride in the direction of the volcano) despite his legs being disabled he stopped answering his son's calls in fear his son would jump in looking for him. He held on to a log and made it passed two smaller islands..27hrs in the ocean he finally made it to the main island. Another 16yrs old in Haapai island ran against the direction everyone else was running n they called out to him but he was desperate to save his grandma. They said she won't make it and he said Then he'll die with her. He carried her on his back and made it higher grounds 🙏🏾🇹🇴✊🏽

Vor 3 Monate
AWildBard
AWildBard

Possibly 5 3 in Tonga, 2 in Peru

Vor 4 Monate
bnjmnwtt
bnjmnwtt

After the 1980 mount ST Helens eruption, we in the western part of the USA, mainly north of the 43 parallel, saw an increase in the amount of snow precipitation and summer rains. 1983-84 and the 84-85 winters. I bet this eruption has the same affect on Australia and New Zealand landscapes. I bet in the next 3-7 years, Australia and New Zealand will see increased amounts of precipitation and in effect will drive down commodity prices due to increased yields

Vor 4 Monate
Kjol Lahti
Kjol Lahti

Seeing the Soundwave moving across the planet in infrared was so cool.

Vor Monat
HelenaVanCity
HelenaVanCity

This is awesome! Thanks for sharing, my friend!

Vor 4 Monate
Joel Vanwinkle
Joel Vanwinkle

When I first saw the images of the shock wave and ash cloud I was shocked at how big it was. It looked like krakotoa erupted or someone set off a tsar bomba! Hope tonga is okay!

Vor 3 Monate
drew michael
drew michael

Very well done and a great summary of the event. Wasn’t your wheelhouse I would guess but we would never know it by what you just presented. Gifted and talented!

Vor 4 Monate
Zoomer Boomer
Zoomer Boomer

This eruption in the long-term is probably going to be quite a significant one scientifically due to just how unusual it was. Thankfully the eruption didn't take to many lives, soon enough Tonga will recover. Great documentation btw.

Vor 4 Monate
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According to my experiendce from eruptions in my country, Iceland, the vegetation recovers incredibly fast after being covered in volcanic ash. It is actually incredible. I hope this will be the case in the Tonga islands.

Vor 4 Monate
KittieKind
KittieKind

I live in South Africa and I grew up next to an Air Force base from the time i was born till the age of 9. We were used to airforce mirages braking the sound barrier and there is no mistaking the sound of a sonic boom. It is a sound you won't mistake with something else. On the day of the eruption I was standing outside and we were just chatting when I heard the sonic boom. I looked up to see if i can point out the jet to my nephew. The sky was beautifull blue with no clouds, but I could not see any aircraft and I told my nephew that was weird because it would normally be visible. It was only the following day that I found out about the volcano. Do you think it is possible that that was what I heard?

Vor 3 Monate
Collin Lutz
Collin Lutz

This was quite fascinating. Thanks for sharing

Vor 3 Monate
James Brett
James Brett

Definitely the best video on this volcano so far. I actually heard and felt the Shockwave from my house in Waikato, New Zealand. It sounded like a fireworks display in the distance and we could feel the pressure changes in our ears. I can only imagine how loud it was for the people of Tonga.

Vor 4 Monate
Nathaniel Youngman
Nathaniel Youngman

@ANDREW LAWRENCE no it's not dude. Way more REAL conspiracies to be obsessive over in these times. The ground goes boom sometimes

Vor 3 Monate
Mickel Ballah
Mickel Ballah

Excellent content as always. I wish I could subscribe to you twice! Love from Trinidad and Tobago

Vor 3 Monate
Alberta Wheat
Alberta Wheat

Open another account, and you can...🤔🙄

Vor 2 Monate
EMworx
EMworx

Great video, thank you Astrum for all those facts!

Vor 4 Monate
B Shells
B Shells

Seeing that explosion over Europe was just insane

Vor 4 Monate
Jas
Jas

Awesome video. This was exactly what I wanted to find on this. Thanks

Vor 4 Monate
Explained Through Rap
Explained Through Rap

Incredible videos! Love this stuff! Keep it all coming 🔥🔥🔥 We dropped a rap explaining the James Webb Space Telescope recently and this week one on the big bang & birth of our universe 🔥🔥🔥🚀🚀🚀

Vor 3 Monate
нυмαη ƒєllα
нυмαη ƒєllα

I live in Winnipeg and was awake in the wee hours when the shockwave passed by, the temperature went from -20c to -9c and we got a huge hailstorm that lasted about 30 minutes, I seriously thought at least one window was going to break. The warmer weather lasted a day before going back to it's regularly scheduled program.

Vor 3 Monate
J. Sias
J. Sias

According to NASA (analyzing the satellite data), the plume actually reached beyond the stratosphere and into the *mesosphere* – 58 km high. That’s a full 50% higher than the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, which had previously held the record. Of course, we don’t have good data for 99%+ of the volcanoes that have erupted in earth’s history. I would love to know how high and wide the Toba eruption of ~73,000 years ago was.

Vor 3 Monate
Vince Brown
Vince Brown

5:15…in most parts of Tonga the tsunami 🌊 wasn’t ‘big’, but the Tonga 🇹🇴 government confirmed that there was damage in the west coast of Tongatapu consistent with tsunami waves with a height of 15 meters (49ft).

Vor 3 Monate
5thDawg
5thDawg

Just incredible and scary at the same time.

Vor 4 Monate
Reina Tycoon
Reina Tycoon

Volcanic ash lighting is definitely a result of static electricity from heated particles rubbing against each other causing static electricity on a large scale.

Vor 4 Monate
desmond alvares
desmond alvares

Love the way it was presented, excellent

Vor 3 Monate
Umekatami
Umekatami

I can just hear my old college Geology instructor cheering in excitement in his chair.... He REALLY likes volcanoes-- he even used all our birthdays to see who had the most impressive explosion and favorited that student xD

Vor 3 Monate
Brandon Wells
Brandon Wells

I just saw that this explosion actually hit the mesosphere which is absolutely mind blowing

Vor 3 Monate
BassMunk
BassMunk

One quick correction, the pic you said was just after the big eruption was actually the pic from the day before. It was washed away for the same reason, all the eruptions up until that point, just not that reason. Great video otherwise 👍

Vor 4 Monate
bcvbb hyui
bcvbb hyui

distance and we could feel the pressure changes in our ears. I can only imagine how loud it was for the people of Tonga.

Vor 3 Monate
Emppu T.
Emppu T.

Fascinating force of nature. The planet that lets life bloom on it is also very much alive itself.

Vor 3 Monate
EyesWideOpen
EyesWideOpen

Great video, but the image you have shown of the land bridge (central cone above seal level) having been blown away, was actually how it appeared after the 14th January eruption, when most of that mass actually collapsed into the magma tube/chamber (some being ejected in the initial ash column). This collapse was the harbinger of the final 15th January eruption which produced the shockwave (seawater leaching into the collapsed section, initiating a very rare steam explosion event >24hrs later). As a result, the two saddle like islands are now almost gone, and there's no ash fill above sea level at all around that central cone which was totally obliterated. Hunga Ha'apai is now just a small rocky outcrop above the water. Great video though, as usual :)

Vor 4 Monate

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