Tonga’s eruption put so much water in Earth’s atmosphere that it could have weakened the ozone layer

The GOES-17 satellite captured images of an umbrella cloud resulting from the underwater eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Hapai volcano on January 15, 2022. (Image credits: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens using GOES imagery courtesy of NOAA and NESDIS)

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When an underwater volcano erupted in Tonga in January, it released more ash and volcanic gases; It also spewed 58,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools’ worth of water vapor into Earth’s atmosphere, a new study finds.

This water vapor may eventually become the most destructive part Volcanomay explode because it could potentially intensify Global warming and finish ozone layer according to the study.

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