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An underwater volcano erupted about 40 miles off the coast of the main island of Tonga. Using infrared data from the GOES satellite operated by NOAA, Mathew Barlow animated the ripple from the the source to around the world.

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— Dr. Mathew Barlow (@MathewABarlow) January 16, 2022

The filtered view, which shows band 13 data from the satellite’s sensors, typically to view cloud cover, is really something.

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