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Hidden Volcano Abyss

Hidden Volcano Abyss

An investigation on the eruption that devastated the island of Tonga

January 15th 2022, the volcano Hunga Tonga – Hunga Ha’apai erupts with the power of over 60 million tons of TNT. It is the most powerful explosion ever recorded on the planet. Within minutes waves as high as a six storey building, devastate the Pacific nation of Tonga. Leaving a country in tatters, and scientists around the world struggling to understand the enormity of what had happened. Now, we join a team of investigators as they try to solve the mysteries of Hunga Tonga – Hunga Ha’apai. Why had this volcano produced such an immensely powerful eruption? How had it generated such a devastating tsunami, and crucially, could it happen again?



TX Ddate:

May 2023

  • Executive Producer: Richard Bradley
  • Director/Producer: Duncan Bulling