Nov 6, 2022

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

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A spectacular and explosive volcanic eruption in January 2022 produced the highest plume of steam and ash in recorded history.

The towering column that arose 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 the stratosphere to breach the mesosphere.

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