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Tonga eruption: we are watching for ripples of it in space

By Gareth Dorrian, Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Space Science, University of Birmingham
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The ongoing volcanic eruption in Tonga began in December 2021, but it wasn’t until 5:15pm local time on January 15 2022 that the powerful explosion occurred. It generated an enormous cloud of ash, earthquakes, and tsunamis that reached as far as the distant coastlines of Peru on the other side of the Pacific. Now scientists are even looking for the effects of the eruption in space.

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