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 contained more water vapor than usual.

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

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

A study of jet propulsion laboratory Nasa in California published in the most recent issue 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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