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Tonga’s volcano sent tons of water into the stratosphere. That could warm the Earth

When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted on Jan. 15, it sent the equivalent of more than 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools’ worth of water into the stratosphere, researchers say. Tonga Geological Services hide caption toggle caption Tonga Geological Services When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted on Jan. 15, it sent the equivalent of more …

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The GOES-17 satellite captured images of an umbrella cloud generated by the underwater eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on Jan. 15, 2022. Crescent-shaped bow shock waves and numerous lighting strikes are also visible.

Tonga’s eruption injected so much water into Earth’s atmosphere that it could weaken the ozone layer

The GOES-17 satellite captured images of an umbrella cloud generated by the underwater eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on Jan. 15, 2022.  (Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens using GOES imagery courtesy of NOAA and NESDIS) (opens in new tab) When an underwater volcano in Tonga erupted in January, it …

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