Volcano Watch: Tonga eruption recorded on Hawaii infrasound network and globally

  • USGS graphic Pressure waves from the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption on Jan. 15 recorded on two USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory infrasound sensors located south of Kilauea volcano summit. The record is about 4 hours long.

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano located in the Kingdom of Tonga produced a powerful eruption on January 15 just after 5 p.m. Tonga Time (TOT). The Tonga eruption was recorded on pressure sensors over a wide number of places around the world, including the Island of Hawaii about 4,900 kilometers (3,000 miles) away.