Underwater Volcano Erupts to Turn the Sea Blood Red and the Sky Grey with Ash

underwater volcanoFire in the South Pacific: Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano erupts to turn the sea blood red and the sky grey with ash

An underwater volcano off the coast of Tonga is spewing ash high into the air – causing air travel chaos and turning the surrounding ocean the colour of blood.

Its ash plume has reached heights of more than 14,765ft (4,500 metres) and the eruption has disturbed algae in the region, causing what’s known as a red tide

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano is around 40 miles (65km) north of Tonga’s capital Nuku’alofa.

Its ash plume has reached heights of more than 14,765ft (4,500 metres) and the eruption has disturbed algae in the region, causing what’s known as a red tide.

The volcano, which first erupted in 2009, had been rumbling in recent weeks before exploding violently in the past few days

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