Yesterday early German time, the Hunga Tonga volcano erupted explosively.
1.14.2021: Large volcanic eruption near Tonga (Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano) today as seen from outer space. Shown on visible imagery using the Himawari satellite. #hiwx #tsunami #earthquake pic.twitter.com/zOTj6Qu1Wv— NWSHonolulu (@NWSHonolulu) January 15, 2022
This was visible from space and its shockwave caused tsunami and a measurable peak in air pressure sensors:
The pressure wave generated by the volcanic eruption in 🇹🇴Tonga just went over Europe.— World Meteorological Organization (@WMO) January 15, 2022
A barometer in 🇨🇭Switzerland measured a 2.5 hPa amplitude. These facts are reminders that we all share the same atmosphere, all around the 🌎🌍🌏globe. https://t.co/49CdeiNZ5x
I’m hosting an air quality station for the German Feinstaubsensor network, which is equipped with a Bosch BME280 humidity sensor. This chip has also a sensor for the air pressure.