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Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano (Tonga) activity update: shockwave reached its antipode

Fri, 21 Jan 2022, 04:04
04:04 AM | BY: MARTIN
The shockwave antipode in southern Algeria (image: @weather_models/twitter)
The shockwave antipode in southern Algeria (image: @weather_models/twitter)
Tonga and its antipode in Algeria (image: geodatos.net)
Tonga and its antipode in Algeria (image: geodatos.net)
The satellite Meteosat-11, operated by EUMETSAT, detected the shockwave reaching its antipode.
The eruption triggered the air pressure wave passing through the globe and after several hours reached its diametrically opposite point on Earth, located in southern Algeria.
The antipode is the point on Earth's surface that refers to opposite latitude and longitude differing by 180°.

The shockwave reaches its antipode in southern Algeria (source: Meteosat-11)

The shockwaves reached its antipode in southern Algeria (source: @IMEDEA_UIB_CSIC/twitter)

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