Australasia 2024: Australasia Today

Australasia has seen continued political stability since 2003, with no significant military events occurring after the 2006 Fijian coup. In 2022 the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai volcano in Tonga erupted, making the biggest recorded atmospheric explosion since Krakatoa in 1883 and resulting in minor changes to the local geography, but fortunately produced relatively few casualties.

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20 Dec 2021–15 Jan 2022 Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai eruption

In December 2021 the recently formed submarine volcano of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai in Tonga began a series of eruptions, culminating on 14–15 January 2022 when a major eruption hurled ash some 58 km (36 mi) into the air, causing widespread damage to the island kingdom and triggering tsunamis across the Pacific. The blast, which was audible as far away as New Zealand and Alaska, was both the most powerful volcanic eruption and the biggest atmospheric explosion recorded since the Krakatoa eruption of 1883. in wikipedia