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

The GOES-17 satellite captured images of a parachute cloud created by the underwater eruption of the Hong Tonga-Hung Hapai volcano on January 15, 2022. (Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens using GOES images courtesy of NOAA and NESDIS)

(Opens in a new tab)When an underwater volcano in Tonga erupted in January, it produced more ash and volcanic gases. A new study finds that the water also released the equivalent of 58,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water vapor into the Earth’s atmosphere.

This water vapor can be the most destructive part of the volcanoBecause it might get worse Global Warming and drain ozone class according to the study.

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