Though powerful volcanoes have the potential to affect global temperatures and weather, the eruption of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai on Saturday probably wasn’t big enough to affect the global climate, experts tell CNN.

The Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano has repeatedly erupted in the past.

For example, when Mount Pinatubo erupted in 1991, 15 to 20 teragrams of SO2 were released to Earth’s atmosphere, which, according to NASA, led to a 0.6 degrees Celsius drop to global temperature during the next 15 months.

However, we are in the middle of this central sequence of the eruption, and many elements remain unclear, including the fact that the Mixed Island 2014/15 / 2014/15 is currently being covered by ash clouds.


2022 Hunga Tonga eruption and tsunami

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A very large eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai, a volcanic island of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean, began on 14 January 2022. Hunga Tonga is 65 km north of Tongatapu, the country’s main island. (wikipedia)


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