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The Tonga volcano threw an unprecedented amount of water into the atmosphere

The Tonga volcano threw an unprecedented amount of water into the atmosphere

Comment this story Comment The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption lasted less than a day, but released the most water vapor into the atmosphere from a volcano on record. Researchers say the explosion could temporarily warm surface temperatures for years to come and also deplete stratospheric ozone. On January 15, the underwater volcano erupted and sent …

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Tonga's eruption threw enough water to fill 58,000 Olympic swimming pools into Earth's atmosphere, NASA says

Tonga’s eruption threw enough water to fill 58,000 Olympic swimming pools into Earth’s atmosphere, NASA says

When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai submarine volcano erupted on January 15, 65 kilometers north of Tonga’s capital, it created a tsunami as well as a sonic boom that rippled through the world – twice. The eruption sent a large plume of water vapor into the stratosphere, which is located between 8 and 33 miles (12 …

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