A volcano in Indonesia released the world’s highest plume on record

(ORDO NEWS) — The eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Haapa volcano near the Indonesian island of Tongatapu broke several world records at once, reports New Scientist.

So, this volcano released the highest plume in the history of observations. Its height was 57 kilometers above sea level.

Thus, the Tonga plume was the first to manage to rise above the stratosphere and hit the mesosphere, located at an altitude of up to 80 kilometers.

The volcanic eruption caused 590 thousand lightning, and its power was equivalent to the power of 100 bombs dropped on Hiroshima. In addition, the tsunami he caused reached the shores of Japan.


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