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South Pacific volcano inspected

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An underwater volcano erupting close to the Tonga coast in the South Pacific ocean has intensified.

Scientists sailed to inspect the the volcano, which has been shooting smoke, steam and ash into the air for over six days close to the low-lying twin volcanic islands of Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha'apai.

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