The extraordinary impact that the eruption of the volcano near the island of Tonga had on the Earth's atmosphere according to a detailed NASA report

The extraordinary impact that the eruption of the volcano near the island of Tonga had on the Earth’s atmosphere according to a detailed NASA report

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The volcano caused one of the largest eruptions ever recorded.

Since the beginning of the year, the Earth’s atmosphere has had more water vapor than usual.

On January 15, the underwater volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai erupted near the island of Tonga, creating a tsunami and sonic boom whose waves spread across the globe twice.

It has been considered one of the most powerful volcanic eruptions that have been recorded on the planet and now, a group of scientists has discovered that its impacts have gone beyond the lava, the ash and the sonic boom it generated.

A study of jet propulsion laboratory POT in California published in the most recent edition of the magazine Geophysical Research Letters shows that the volcano also released a gigantic amount of water vapor into the atmosphere.

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