Gas Build-Up, Not Magma Interaction, Key Factor in 2022 Tonga Eruption, Scientists Suggest

Scientists have put forth a groundbreaking theory regarding the 2022 Tonga eruption, suggesting that built-up gas, rather than the interaction of magma and water, may have been the main cause. The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano in the South Pacific Ocean on January 15, 2022, resulted in the most powerful lightning storm … Read more