Tonga's volcano shockwaves reached the Atlantic

Tonga's volcano's shockwaves reached the Atlantic: 18 thousand KM away were recorded in sea seismometers, data will be useful for further research

Jan 19, 2023 - 21:59
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Tonga's volcano shockwaves reached the Atlantic

The shockwaves of last year's volcanic eruption in the ocean near Tonga were also felt on the other side of the Earth. These shockwaves were recorded by seismometers located 18,000 km away inside the Atlantic Ocean. Researchers at the University College of London had installed 50 seismometers inside the sea. When these seismometers were removed, all this information came to the fore.
All these seismometers were placed at a depth of 5 km in the ocean surrounding the Canary-Azores-Madeira archipelago. Researchers recently extracted them. The recorded data can reveal information about ocean life. Researchers will now try to gather more information about the depth of the earth by studying the data.
Investigator Professor Ana Ferreira of University College London said – Communication systems are few in the depths of the sea. We didn't know what the seismometers would have recorded. It was later found that the machines recorded good-quality signals. Waves produced by the sinking of a cargo ship carrying luxury cars were also recorded in these seismometers. This project was named Upward.
Last year on January 15, this volcanic eruption in the sea near Tonga was so big that its ash flew up to a height of 30 km in the sky. It was considered the biggest volcanic eruption in the last 30 years.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer
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