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2022-01-15 10:53:02 PM  
Wow.  Oddly, I subscribe to that guy's channel (his space stuff).
 
2022-01-15 11:40:17 PM  
Bit bigger than baker's day at bkini atoll
 
2022-01-16 1:59:40 AM  
yab
 
2022-01-16 2:17:48 AM  
Anyone else surprised by the density of Japan's weather stations?
Queued up:
Volcanic Eruption May Be Biggest Ever Seen From Space
Youtube zoMRwyNhqJ4
 
2022-01-16 2:35:51 AM  
 
2022-01-16 3:28:23 AM  
Bigger than Krakatau... think about it: the whole 20th century didn't see something like this
 
2022-01-16 3:34:09 AM  

vudukungfu: Bit bigger than baker's day at bkini atoll


Bravo shot operation crossroads?
 
2022-01-16 3:40:39 AM  
Holy moly.

What he's describing sounds like when you can build your own map in a real-time strategy game, so you try it, and things are going okay, except you decide the map sucks, and you delete it. Except it happened in real life. With a volcano.
 
2022-01-16 3:42:48 AM  

Boomstickz: vudukungfu: Bit bigger than baker's day at bkini atoll

Bravo shot operation crossroads?


Castle Bravo
Crossroads Baker
 
2022-01-16 3:46:09 AM  
"While this island may be uninhabited, there are lots of people living on islands nearby."

Not anymore.
 
2022-01-16 3:46:30 AM  
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2022-01-16 3:47:38 AM  

common sense is an oxymoron: He mentioned this in passing, but JFC.

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/science/2022/01/15/volcano-eruption-near-tonga-causes-booms-heard-by-alaskans-nearly-6000-miles-away/


That suggests this is a larger volcanic explosion than Tambora in 1815.

Meaning... 2022 may be the next year without a summer.
 
2022-01-16 3:49:48 AM  
What a cool video.  I look forward to more of this guy's stuff.
 
2022-01-16 3:53:21 AM  
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2022-01-16 3:54:06 AM  

Redh8t: Anyone else surprised by the density of Japan's weather stations?


Not me. It's a rich high-tech country with a high population density. As a sea island with mountains, Japan also also rather exposed to quickly variable weather at all scales, so you need a dense network to make decent local predictions.

Also, I wonder if any private weather stations are included in that map. At least here anyone can contribute data if they happen to have a way of recording decent data.
 
2022-01-16 3:55:26 AM  
Looks like I picked a bad week to watch Eternals on Disney+
 
2022-01-16 3:56:12 AM  
Sorry, spoilers
 
2022-01-16 4:09:35 AM  

erik-k: common sense is an oxymoron: He mentioned this in passing, but JFC.

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/science/2022/01/15/volcano-eruption-near-tonga-causes-booms-heard-by-alaskans-nearly-6000-miles-away/

That suggests this is a larger volcanic explosion than Tambora in 1815.

Meaning... 2022 may be the next year without a summer.


Maybe not...wasnt that a bigger island?
 
2022-01-16 4:10:29 AM  

erik-k: common sense is an oxymoron: He mentioned this in passing, but JFC.

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/science/2022/01/15/volcano-eruption-near-tonga-causes-booms-heard-by-alaskans-nearly-6000-miles-away/

That suggests this is a larger volcanic explosion than Tambora in 1815.

Meaning... 2022 may be the next year without a summer.


This has been one intense but brief outburst so far (the earlier eruption was trivial in comparison). Tambora erupted for nearly a week, and even Pinatubo was multiple large eruptions over several days.
 
2022-01-16 4:11:55 AM  
No worries, it's just kaiju...

/lively little planet we got here
//curious what weather we'll see out of it
 
2022-01-16 4:14:58 AM  
From my barometer from yesterday in Australia 2,600 miles and 4,200 km away:
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Times are 3 hours west of Tonga Time so about 10:15 pm Tonga time and the eruption was at 3:10pm Tonga time so that pressure wave was going 600 mph.  The dashed line is 993.7 hPa
 
2022-01-16 4:15:19 AM  

Lord Rust: Redh8t: Anyone else surprised by the density of Japan's weather stations?

Not me. It's a rich high-tech country with a high population density. As a sea island with mountains, Japan also also rather exposed to quickly variable weather at all scales, so you need a dense network to make decent local predictions.

Also, I wonder if any private weather stations are included in that map. At least here anyone can contribute data if they happen to have a way of recording decent data.


Most in the US are automated and every airport has at least a pressure sensor and wind equipment.   The national grid is much more data-intense since '95 when ASOS/AWOS became ubiquitous.   Our altimeter sensor dropped 0.02 inches for an hour centered on 1500Z before bouncing back up and we assumed it was simply diurnal changes.   We're in NE Ohio and a hell of a long way from the epicenter.  West Coast stations had a full-on pressure wave from it with some remarkable readings.
 
2022-01-16 4:21:51 AM  

DON.MAC: From my barometer from yesterday in Australia 2,600 miles and 4,200 km away:
[Fark user image 850x439]Times are 3 hours west of Tonga Time so about 10:15 pm Tonga time and the eruption was at 3:10pm Tonga time so that pressure wave was going 600 mph.  The dashed line is 993.7 hPa


Tu'i Tonga Time!
Youtube beJ1ZbXfVZU
 
2022-01-16 4:24:59 AM  
I imagine if I were in the ISS and saw this, you could make a diamond in my butthole.
 
2022-01-16 4:26:52 AM  
Simply planet Earth popping a zit, nothing more.
 
2022-01-16 4:30:21 AM  

erik-k: common sense is an oxymoron: He mentioned this in passing, but JFC.

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/science/2022/01/15/volcano-eruption-near-tonga-causes-booms-heard-by-alaskans-nearly-6000-miles-away/

That suggests this is a larger volcanic explosion than Tambora in 1815.

Meaning... 2022 may be the next year without a summer.


Depends on ejaculate. The only real comparison they have is the VEI scale, which is compares how much ash and lava flow was involved. The previous furthest heard was Krakatoa, which was VEI 5, the biggest recorded was VEI 6. So sound does not correlate exactly. If most of the release was steam, it could be more like a VEI 4 despite being heard in Canada.
 
2022-01-16 4:33:49 AM  

BolloxReader: erik-k: common sense is an oxymoron: He mentioned this in passing, but JFC.

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/science/2022/01/15/volcano-eruption-near-tonga-causes-booms-heard-by-alaskans-nearly-6000-miles-away/

That suggests this is a larger volcanic explosion than Tambora in 1815.

Meaning... 2022 may be the next year without a summer.

Depends on ejaculate. The only real comparison they have is the VEI scale, which is compares how much ash and lava flow was involved. The previous furthest heard was Krakatoa, which was VEI 5, the biggest recorded was VEI 6. So sound does not correlate exactly. If most of the release was steam, it could be more like a VEI 4 despite being heard in Canada.


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2022-01-16 4:36:38 AM  
I remember reading that when Krakatoa erupted, people within a certain-mile radius of the blast lost their hearing. I wonder if this happened here too.
 
2022-01-16 4:39:29 AM  

Gyrfalcon: erik-k: common sense is an oxymoron: He mentioned this in passing, but JFC.

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/science/2022/01/15/volcano-eruption-near-tonga-causes-booms-heard-by-alaskans-nearly-6000-miles-away/

That suggests this is a larger volcanic explosion than Tambora in 1815.

Meaning... 2022 may be the next year without a summer.

Maybe not...wasnt that a bigger island?


Considering this one was underwater and therefore not an island, yes. By default.
 
2022-01-16 4:40:46 AM  

dodecahedron: I remember reading that when Krakatoa erupted, people within a certain-mile radius of the blast lost their hearing. I wonder if this happened here too.


Considering it was something like 80 miles from any land, I doubt anyone was near enough for that to happen.
 
2022-01-16 4:44:49 AM  
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2022-01-16 4:55:41 AM  

NobleHam: dodecahedron: I remember reading that when Krakatoa erupted, people within a certain-mile radius of the blast lost their hearing. I wonder if this happened here too.

Considering it was something like 80 miles from any land, I doubt anyone was near enough for that to happen.


40 miles north from the main island that contains most of the population of Tonga. Close enough for windows to be broken, at least.
 
2022-01-16 4:59:15 AM  

dodecahedron: I remember reading that when Krakatoa erupted, people within a certain-mile radius of the blast lost their hearing. I wonder if this happened here too.


Oh hey it's you!

I still have a couple of jars of chili crisp from the enormous amount I gave away over the holidays.  We talked about the recipe a couple of times - EIP if you want me to mail you a jar.
 
2022-01-16 5:00:15 AM  

NobleHam: dodecahedron: I remember reading that when Krakatoa erupted, people within a certain-mile radius of the blast lost their hearing. I wonder if this happened here too.

Considering it was something like 80 miles from any land, I doubt anyone was near enough for that to happen.


From Oregon State re: Krakatoa: "Broken windows and shaking homes resulting from the concussion sound waves of the explosion were reported up to 160km from the volcano around Krakatoa. People within this 160km vicinity of the eruption would have experienced intense ear pain and permanent hearing loss from exposure to these concussion waves."
 
2022-01-16 5:01:07 AM  

rosekolodny: dodecahedron: I remember reading that when Krakatoa erupted, people within a certain-mile radius of the blast lost their hearing. I wonder if this happened here too.

Oh hey it's you!

I still have a couple of jars of chili crisp from the enormous amount I gave away over the holidays.  We talked about the recipe a couple of times - EIP if you want me to mail you a jar.


Coolness! Will do, thanks!
 
2022-01-16 5:11:49 AM  

rosekolodny: dodecahedron: I remember reading that when Krakatoa erupted, people within a certain-mile radius of the blast lost their hearing. I wonder if this happened here too.

Oh hey it's you!

I still have a couple of jars of chili crisp from the enormous amount I gave away over the holidays.  We talked about the recipe a couple of times - EIP if you want me to mail you a jar.


Please explain to us what chili crisp is and how I can eat some?
 
2022-01-16 5:15:09 AM  
On some of the satellite images you can see a tiny (relatively) puff of ash or steam right before the holy shiatboom. I'm guessing either a landslide or a small eruption opened the magma chamber to the ocean, and that water flashed explosively to steam almost instantly. A phreatic or phreatomagmatic eruption.
 
2022-01-16 5:18:22 AM  

rosekolodny: dodecahedron: I remember reading that when Krakatoa erupted, people within a certain-mile radius of the blast lost their hearing. I wonder if this happened here too.

Oh hey it's you!

I still have a couple of jars of chili crisp from the enormous amount I gave away over the holidays.  We talked about the recipe a couple of times - EIP if you want me to mail you a jar.


Uh...what exactly is chili crisp? I literally have another tab open right now looking at hot mustard pickle recipes.
 
2022-01-16 5:19:14 AM  

foo monkey: rosekolodny: dodecahedron: I remember reading that when Krakatoa erupted, people within a certain-mile radius of the blast lost their hearing. I wonder if this happened here too.

Oh hey it's you!

I still have a couple of jars of chili crisp from the enormous amount I gave away over the holidays.  We talked about the recipe a couple of times - EIP if you want me to mail you a jar.

Please explain to us what chili crisp is and how I can eat some?


It's sort of like Lao Gan Ma sauce.  My version is a riff on this recipe - https://www.seriouseats.com/homemade-spicy-chili-crisp

It's got a ton of crispy garlic and shallots, and it's not very spicy but suuuper flavorful.  Sichuan peppercorns and star anise and chili oil and lots more.  It's great on rice or noodles, and I like to put it in soups.

I'll send you some too if you want.

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2022-01-16 5:24:34 AM  

Robinfro: rosekolodny: dodecahedron: I remember reading that when Krakatoa erupted, people within a certain-mile radius of the blast lost their hearing. I wonder if this happened here too.

Oh hey it's you!

I still have a couple of jars of chili crisp from the enormous amount I gave away over the holidays.  We talked about the recipe a couple of times - EIP if you want me to mail you a jar.

Uh...what exactly is chili crisp? I literally have another tab open right now looking at hot mustard pickle recipes.


I made a ton of hot sauce for the holidays too.  The next Big Pickling Adventure is probably going to be aam ka achar, which is an Indian pickle made of green mangoes and a ton of spices.

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2022-01-16 5:26:43 AM  

NobleHam: dodecahedron: I remember reading that when Krakatoa erupted, people within a certain-mile radius of the blast lost their hearing. I wonder if this happened here too.

Considering it was something like 80 miles from any land, I doubt anyone was near enough for that to happen.


If there was an explosion in Chattanooga so loud it could be heard 6,000 miles away in Tokyo, (that's a really bad day at the Choo-Choo), it seems like being 80 miles North in Lenoir City might still leave me open to some severe hearing damage. It's an interesting question.
 
2022-01-16 5:30:37 AM  

rosekolodny: foo monkey: rosekolodny: dodecahedron: I remember reading that when Krakatoa erupted, people within a certain-mile radius of the blast lost their hearing. I wonder if this happened here too.

Oh hey it's you!

I still have a couple of jars of chili crisp from the enormous amount I gave away over the holidays.  We talked about the recipe a couple of times - EIP if you want me to mail you a jar.

Please explain to us what chili crisp is and how I can eat some?

It's sort of like Lao Gan Ma sauce.  My version is a riff on this recipe - https://www.seriouseats.com/homemade-spicy-chili-crisp

It's got a ton of crispy garlic and shallots, and it's not very spicy but suuuper flavorful.  Sichuan peppercorns and star anise and chili oil and lots more.  It's great on rice or noodles, and I like to put it in soups.

I'll send you some too if you want.

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It would be wasted on me, but thanks for offering.
 
2022-01-16 5:32:20 AM  

Biscuit Tin: NobleHam: dodecahedron: I remember reading that when Krakatoa erupted, people within a certain-mile radius of the blast lost their hearing. I wonder if this happened here too.

Considering it was something like 80 miles from any land, I doubt anyone was near enough for that to happen.

If there was an explosion in Chattanooga so loud it could be heard 6,000 miles away in Tokyo, (that's a really bad day at the Choo-Choo), it seems like being 80 miles North in Lenoir City might still leave me open to some severe hearing damage. It's an interesting question.


Well shoot.

I was hoping to find a clear answer re: intensity of pressure wave and hearing loss.  Then hearing loss could be calculated at a distance from the source of the wave.

But what I found was that the frequency of the sound generated by the wave is what damages ears.  That's more math than I was ready for.  :-)

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-94080-0
 
2022-01-16 5:32:40 AM  

foo monkey: rosekolodny: foo monkey: rosekolodny: dodecahedron: I remember reading that when Krakatoa erupted, people within a certain-mile radius of the blast lost their hearing. I wonder if this happened here too.

Oh hey it's you!

I still have a couple of jars of chili crisp from the enormous amount I gave away over the holidays.  We talked about the recipe a couple of times - EIP if you want me to mail you a jar.

Please explain to us what chili crisp is and how I can eat some?

It's sort of like Lao Gan Ma sauce.  My version is a riff on this recipe - https://www.seriouseats.com/homemade-spicy-chili-crisp

It's got a ton of crispy garlic and shallots, and it's not very spicy but suuuper flavorful.  Sichuan peppercorns and star anise and chili oil and lots more.  It's great on rice or noodles, and I like to put it in soups.

I'll send you some too if you want.

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It would be wasted on me, but thanks for offering.


Then you should make some!
 
2022-01-16 6:00:49 AM  
New Zealand is sending a P3 to overfly Tonga tomorrow - dependant on whether the ash cloud has disappated enough (last I heard it was moving north and the flight will approach from the south).

If there's a suitable landing spot, the plan is to send up a C130 with immediate aid and a supply vessel from the navy is ready to go in 8 hours with more relief and desalination facilities so the people there have clean drinking water. It'll take a few days to get there. I think that's contingent on a request from the Tongan government. The Australians are also offering a relief ship.
 
2022-01-16 6:19:54 AM  

rosekolodny: Biscuit Tin: NobleHam: dodecahedron: I remember reading that when Krakatoa erupted, people within a certain-mile radius of the blast lost their hearing. I wonder if this happened here too.

Considering it was something like 80 miles from any land, I doubt anyone was near enough for that to happen.

If there was an explosion in Chattanooga so loud it could be heard 6,000 miles away in Tokyo, (that's a really bad day at the Choo-Choo), it seems like being 80 miles North in Lenoir City might still leave me open to some severe hearing damage. It's an interesting question.

Well shoot.

I was hoping to find a clear answer re: intensity of pressure wave and hearing loss.  Then hearing loss could be calculated at a distance from the source of the wave.

But what I found was that the frequency of the sound generated by the wave is what damages ears.  That's more math than I was ready for.  :-)

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-94080-0


Speaking of too much maths, you need to allow for the effect of the Earth's curvature.
 
2022-01-16 6:24:33 AM  

common sense is an oxymoron: He mentioned this in passing, but JFC.

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/science/2022/01/15/volcano-eruption-near-tonga-causes-booms-heard-by-alaskans-nearly-6000-miles-away/


FTFA: "Just after 3 a.m. Saturday, Donna Willoya, 62, was making tea at her home in Wasilla when she heard a loud bang, followed by series of more big bangs that lasted for at least 10 minutes."

You can't see Russia from Alaska, but you can hear the South Pacific.
 
2022-01-16 6:28:32 AM  

kolpanic: common sense is an oxymoron: He mentioned this in passing, but JFC.

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/science/2022/01/15/volcano-eruption-near-tonga-causes-booms-heard-by-alaskans-nearly-6000-miles-away/

FTFA: "Just after 3 a.m. Saturday, Donna Willoya, 62, was making tea at her home in Wasilla when she heard a loud bang, followed by series of more big bangs that lasted for at least 10 minutes."

You can't see Russia from Alaska, but you can hear the South Pacific.


62 and awake at 3AM?  Is she single?
 
2022-01-16 6:32:15 AM  

foo monkey: kolpanic: common sense is an oxymoron: He mentioned this in passing, but JFC.

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/science/2022/01/15/volcano-eruption-near-tonga-causes-booms-heard-by-alaskans-nearly-6000-miles-away/

FTFA: "Just after 3 a.m. Saturday, Donna Willoya, 62, was making tea at her home in Wasilla when she heard a loud bang, followed by series of more big bangs that lasted for at least 10 minutes."

You can't see Russia from Alaska, but you can hear the South Pacific.

62 and awake at 3AM?  Is she single?


Any pictures?  What was she wearing at the time?  Is she GILFy?
 
2022-01-16 6:46:52 AM  
I really enjoyed watching and listening to this video.
 
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