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The Birth of a New Island

In late December 2014 into early 2015, a submarine volcano in the South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga erupted, sending a violent stream of steam, ash and rock ...

Earth Engine Timelapse

Working with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA and TIME, we're releasing more than a quarter-century of images of Earth taken from space, compiled ...

Tonga New Island [Footage]

Images have emerged of the island's surface, 45km (28 miles) north-west of Tonga's capital, Nuku'alofa. The island - which is 500m (1640 feet) long - was ...

New island forms in Tonga

This visualization shows the evolution of the newly-erupted island informally known as Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apa in the Kingdom of Tonga in the ...

New island forms in Tonga

This visualization shows the evolution of the newly-erupted island informally known as Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apa in the Kingdom of Tonga in the ...