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Highest-Ever Recorded Volcanic Plume: The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Eruption

Highest-Ever Recorded Volcanic Plume: The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai Eruption

An animation showing the calculated eruption altitude using data from three weather satellites. Credit: Simeon Schmauß / Japan Meteorological Agency / Korea Meteorological Administration / National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration A new analysis led by Oxford University researchers has shown that the devastating Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai eruption in January 2022 created the tallest volcanic plume …

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Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Eruption Released The Highest Volcanic Plume Ever Recorded

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai Eruption Released The Highest Volcanic Plume Ever Recorded

A spectacular and explosive volcanic eruption in January 2022 produced the highest plume of steam and ash in recorded history. The towering column that rose from Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai reached a tremendous altitude of 57 kilometers (35 miles) above sea level. That height makes it the first-ever volcanic eruption seen to have punched completely through …

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The underwater Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha

50 million tons of water vapor from Tonga’s eruption could warm the Earth for years

More than eight months after the underwater volcano near Tonga erupted on Jan. 14, scientists are still analyzing the impacts of the violent blast, and they’re discovering that it could warm the planet. Recently, researchers calculated that the eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apa spewed a staggering 50 million tons (45 million metric tons) of water …

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The underwater Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha

50 million tons of water vapor from Tonga’s eruption could warm the Earth for years

More than eight months after the underwater volcano near Tonga erupted on Jan. 14, scientists are still analyzing the impacts of the violent blast, and they’re discovering that it could warm the planet. Recently, researchers calculated that the eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apa spewed a staggering 50 million tons (45 million metric tons) of water …

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Undersea volcano eruption in Tonga was a "once-in-a-lifetime event" that could warm Earth's surface, scientists say

Undersea volcano eruption in Tonga was a “once-in-a-lifetime event” that could warm Earth’s surface, scientists say

When an underwater volcano erupted in Tonga in January, its watery blast was huge and unusual — and scientists are still trying to understand its impacts. The volcano, known as Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, shot millions of tons of water vapor high into the atmosphere, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science. The …

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Hunga Tonga eruption put over 50 billion kilograms of water into the stratosphere

Hunga Tonga eruption put over 50 billion kilograms of water into the stratosphere

Enlarge / The Hunga Tonga eruption started under water, yet still blasted straight through much of the atmosphere. In January this year, an undersea volcano in Tonga produced a massive eruption, the largest so far this century. The mixing of hot volcanic material and cool ocean water created an explosion that sent an atmospheric shockwave …

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A Gigantic Solar Eruption Just Emerged From The Far Side Of The Sun

A Gigantic Solar Eruption Just Emerged From The Far Side Of The Sun

The Sun has been up to some pretty intense shenanigans lately, but a recent eruption on the far side looks to be absolute scientific gold. On the evening of September 5 GMT, an enormous coronal mass ejection (CME) was recorded exploding on the far side of the Sun, sending a radiation storm out across the …

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Scientists believe there is a one in six chance of a major volcanic eruption this century which could dramatically change the world's climate and put millions of lives in danger

One-in-six chance of a massive world-altering volcanic eruption this century, scientists warn

There’s a one-in-six chance of a massive world-altering volcanic eruption this century and humanity is NOT prepared for it, scientists warn A magnitude 7 eruption is a possibility for this century, a new study determined Similar eruptions have caused abrupt climate change and wiped out civilizations But one of the UK’s leading volcanologists says we …

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Scientists left stumped after a massive never-before-seen eruption rips through the star

Scientists left stumped after a massive never-before-seen eruption rips through the star

The red supergiant Betelgeuse, a colossal star in the Orion constellation, experienced a massive stellar eruption – the likes of which have never been seen before, according to astronomers. Betelgeuse first drew attention in late 2019 when the star, which glitters like a red gem in the upper-right shoulder of Orion, experienced an unexpected darkening. …

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Massive Tonga Volcano Eruption Blasted Enough Water To Fill 58,000 Olympic-Size Swimming Pools Into Stratosphere

This looping video shows an umbrella cloud generated by the underwater eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on Jan. 15, 2022. The GOES-17 satellite captured the series of images that also show crescent-shaped shock waves and lightning strikes. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens using GOES imagery courtesy of NOAA and NESDIS …

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