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A submarine volcanic eruption that caused devastation in Tonga is highly unlikely in the isles

  • COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
                                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.

    COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

    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.

  • GEOMAP IMAGE COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
                                A rendering of the Kama’ehu submarine volcano from the east, west and north.

    GEOMAP IMAGE COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

    A rendering of the Kama’ehu submarine volcano from the east, west and north.

  • ©2022 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES / ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                This satellite image shows an overview of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haapai volcano in Tonga on Jan. 6, before a huge undersea volcanic eruption.

    ©2022 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES / ASSOCIATED PRESS

    This satellite image shows an overview of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haapai volcano in Tonga on Jan. 6, before a huge undersea volcanic eruption.

When the alarms were tripped at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory one day earlier this month, scientists thought the low-frequency sound being picked up by field sensors was coming from one of Hawaii’s volcanoes. Read more

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