When Underwater Volcanoes Erupt

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Deep beneath the ocean near the Pacific island Tongatapu, a volcano erupted last month, spewing steam, ash, and smoke 100 meters into the air. We've got a gallery of this monstrous, watery explosion.

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The explosion took place 6 miles off shore, and nobody on the island was hurt.

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GarrisonDean

Man, the weird thing about this is that it makes all those old miniature shots from old films like James Bond, or Godzilla, where they blew giant things up in the water look more real.