Burst of Underwater  Volcano Eruption

Explosions Powered Tonga

Researchers are starting

to piece together why the eruption of an underwater volcano in Tonga was so explosive and what happened in the aftermath

When the volcano’s centre

 collapsed, it spewed an enormous amount of magma that reacted violently with water, powering several large blasts

The Hunga Tonga–Hunga

 Haʻapai volcano erupted on 15 January 2022, producing the largest atmospheric explosion in recorded history.

Volcanologists found the

four-kilometer-wide caldera had dropped in depth from less than 200 metres below sea level to more than 850 meters

Volcanologists estimates that

 some 6.5 cubic kilometres of rock were thrown out, roughly equivalent to a sphere as wide as the Golden Gate Bridge

The reason for this

 large explosion was probably the interaction between large amounts of magma and water as the eruption began

NASA’s $10 Billion Webb   Micrometeoroid

Space Telescope Struck by