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Tonga’s eruption injected so much water into Earth’s atmosphere that it could weaken the ozone layer

When an underwater volcano in Tonga erupted in January, it belched out more than ash and volcanic gases; it also spewed 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools’ worth of water vapor into Earth’s atmosphere, a new study finds.

This water vapor could end up being the most destructive part of the volcano (opens in new tab)‘s eruption because it could potentially exacerbate global warming (opens in new tab) and deplete the ozone (opens in new tab) layer, according to the study. 

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