Tonga eruption blasted unprecedented amount of water into stratosphere

Thu, 04 Aug 2022 05:11:47 GMT
Space Daily

Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 03, 2022 When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano erupted on Jan. 15, it...

Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 03, 2022 When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano erupted on Jan. 15, it sent a tsunami racing around the world and set off a sonic boom that circled the globe twice. The underwater eruption in the South Pacific Ocean also blasted an enormous plume of water vapor into Earth's stratosphere - enough to fill more than 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. The sheer amount of water vapor could be enough to t