Saturday’s volcanic eruption from Hungary’s Tonga Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano lasted 10 minutes.

Many wondered why the eruption was so large, how the resulting tsunami made so much progress and what would happen next.

New Zealand researchers Shane Cronin, professor of volcanology at Auckland University, and Emily Lane, a tsunami expert at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, are helping to provide the explanation.

Cronin has said that the magnetome output of the Great Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’We apai volcano has been one of the largest in the world in the past 30 years, and that the level of ash, steam and gas plumes is similar to the mass eruption of the Pinatubo in 1991.

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