A submarine volcanic eruption that caused devastation in Tonga is highly unlikely in the isles
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The deep-submergence vehicle Pisces IV, above, investigated the crater wall of Pele’s Pit at Kamaehu in 2011. A digital topographical image created on the GeoMap app shows Kamaehu from the east.
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A rendering of the Kama’ehu submarine volcano from the east, west and north.
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This satellite image shows an overview of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haapai volcano in Tonga on Jan. 6, before a huge undersea volcanic eruption.
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