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Hunga Tonga eruption likely to make next year’s ozone hole larger

The Hunga Tonga volcanic eruption that stunned the world last January injected so much water into the stratosphere that it will likely make the ozone hole larger in the coming years, scientists believe. 

According to reports, the powerful eruption, which was seen from space and detectable by all sorts of sensors around the globe, increased the amount of water in the stratosphere by 10%. The stratosphere is the second-lowest layer of Earth’s atmosphere and is where the ozone layer, which protects the planet from harmful ultraviolet radiation, resides.



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