The Largest Explosion Ever Recorded

(ESA / Copernicus Sentinel-2 L2A)

On January 15th, 2022, the underwater volcano Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai blew itself to bits in a record-shattering explosion. The seamount had been erupting since December and the violent activity had allowed the surrounding sea to close over the top of the exposed crater. The mixture of pressure, water, and gas produced an…




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