ENVIRONMENT

Digital animation falsely shared as 'actual video of Tonga volcano eruption'

Updated on 21/01/2022 at 04:33

A video that appears to show an erupting volcano filmed close-up from a boat has circulated in multiple social media posts claiming it shows the massive volcanic eruption in Tonga that triggered tsunami waves around the Pacific in January. In fact, the video shows computer-generated imagery published online before the Tonga volcano eruption.