‘Atmospheric Gravitational Waves’ emanating from Volcanic Eruption in Tonga reached the Space too.
The ‘atmospheric gravitational waves’ emanating from the volcanic eruption in Tonga on Saturday reached space where NASA’s satellite caught those waves.
The volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami on the South Pacific island nation of Tonga has caused great devastation to the civilians. The volcano was erupting since December 2021 but it erupted terribly on 15 January 2022. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed in Tonga and the island nation was for some time cut off from the rest of the world.
The Explosion Was Very Powerful
How powerful this eruption was can be gauged from the fact that tsunami effects and volcanic ash clouds were also seen in Peru which were more than 10,000 kilometers away in the Pacific Ocean. The sound of the eruption of the Hunga Tonga volcano was also heard 10 thousand kilometers away in Canada.
Satellite caught the waves emanating from the volcano
Now it has come to the fore that the volcanic eruption also sent ‘atmospheric gravitational waves’ into space. These waves were detected by a NASA satellite. The waves travel outwards as they circle around the volcano.
In this hour of trouble, many countries came forward to help Tonga. Japan and Australia have sent aid and relief materials. The Japanese government announced on Wednesday (January 19) that it would provide at least $1 million in aid as well as drinking water and equipment to clean up volcanic ash in Tonga. The Red Cross said its teams in Tonga have confirmed that salt water from tsunamis and volcanic ash is polluting drinking water for thousands of people.