Tonga Volcanic Eruption:
NASA scientists say the Tonga volcano eruption shot out the highest ash plume satellites have ever captured.
- The eruption on January 15 shot a plume of ash into the mesosphere, where shooting stars form.
- The 36-mile-high plume makes this the largest volcanic eruption satellites have ever captured.
- Last month, a volcano erupted in the southern Pacific Island of Tonga, which triggered Tsunami waves around the Pacific.
- It is an Undersea Volcanic Eruption consisting of two small uninhabited islands, Hunga-Ha’apai and Hunga-Tonga.
- The Tonga Islands occur along the Ring of Fire — a perimeter of heightened volcanic and seismic activity that encircles the Pacific Ocean basin.