Volcanoes

Tonga Volcano Plume Reached the Mesosphere
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Tonga Volcano Plume Reached the Mesosphere

The plume from Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai behaved like a mega-thunderstorm that rose 58 kilometers (38 miles) into the atmosphere.

Published Feb 16, 2022

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Island Nation Hit Hard by Eruption
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Island Nation Hit Hard by Eruption

Tsunami waves battered the coasts of several Tongan islands and ash blankets everything.

Published Jan 28, 2022

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Dramatic Changes at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai
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Dramatic Changes at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai

NASA scientists have been closely watching the evolution of the volcanic island near Tonga since 2015.

Published Jan 21, 2022

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Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai Erupts
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Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai Erupts

Several Earth-observing satellites collected data during and after the potent blast spurred a tsunami and lofted volcanic material high into the stratosphere.

Published Jan 18, 2022

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A Wolf Awakens at Night
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A Wolf Awakens at Night

Incandescent lava erupts from a volcano in the Galápagos Islands.

Published Jan 7, 2022

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