#BREAKING: Tsunami Advisory for the West Coast After Undersea Volcanic Erupts

World Earthquake Report for Saturday, 15 January 2022
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 15 Jan 2022

Summary: 3 quakes 5.0+, 40 quakes 4.0+, 105 quakes 3.0+, 210 quakes 2.0+ (358 total)  READ HERE

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano (Tonga): dangerous eruption with huge ash cloud up to 20 km triggered tsunami, evacuations ordered

Sat, 15 Jan 2022
Huge eruption cloud from Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano as seen by satellite (image: @Asiablog_it/twitter)
Huge eruption cloud from Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano as seen by satellite (image: @Asiablog_it/twitter)


and in Alaska:

Pavlof volcano (Alaska Peninsula, USA): lava flows eruption continue


CME ALERT: A CME might be heading for Earth. It was hurled into space on Jan 14th (1333 UT) by a C4-class explosion in the magnetic canopy of southern sunspot AR2925. Shortly thereafter, SOHO coronagraphs detected a partial halo CME: movie. Given the CME's southern trajectory, much of it will miss Earth. Nevertheless, say NOAA forecasters, a glancing blow is possible "late on Jan 16th to midday on Jan. 17th." Aurora alerts: SMS Text.

UNDERSEA VOLCANIC ERUPTION SEEN FROM SPACE: An undersea volcano erupted today, Jan. 15th, near the Pacific island of Tonga, sending large tsunami waves crashing on shore and people rushing to higher ground. Japan's Himawari-8 weather satellite recorded this dramatic video:

It shows a huge plume of ash, steam and gas rising like a mushroom above the blue Pacific waters. "Not only that, but also an atmospheric shock wave can be seen," points out M. Shiraishi, who created the animation for the Space Weather Gallery. "The terminator between daylight and night caught up with the shock wave. This means the terminator runs faster than the speed of sound."

The shockwave was recorded as a sudden uptick in air pressure as far away as Alaska, Belize and multiple locations in Florida. The global wave is expected to converge on southern Algeria, giving an especially strong signal there.

High-altitude balloon and satellite measurements indicate that the exhaust plume has reached the stratosphere, as high as 60,000 feet. Ash and sulfurous compounds spreading through the stratosphere could create unusual sunsets in the evenings ahead. Stay tuned for sightings.


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