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2022-01-17 10:49:02 AM  
The communication with the islands is almost completely cut off and their water supply is tainted with ash and may not be drinkable for some time.    They're not able to land planes there because of the ash cloud, but they're trying.
They only had their first case of Covid recently and experts expect that relief efforts for the volcano will bring many new cases.   The article didn't say, but I suspect the vax rate there isn't particularly good.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/01/17/asia/tonga-volcanic-eruption-tsunami-explainer-intl-hnk/index.html
 
2022-01-17 10:52:49 AM  
From other sources, this volcano can be expected to be active for several months.
 
2022-01-17 10:52:51 AM  
This article from October when the first Covid showed up says the people of Tonga were not misinformation asshats about the vaccine and 80% got their first jab within days of the reported case.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/tonga-has-its-1st-covid-caseand-everyones-getting-vaxxed?ref=home&utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark
 
2022-01-17 10:54:08 AM  
Volcano
Youtube c5NQOgm91pw
 
2022-01-17 10:55:00 AM  
Hunga Tonga is the name of my Porno for Pyros ukulele cover band.
 
2022-01-17 10:56:56 AM  

Dave and the Mission: This article from October when the first Covid showed up says the people of Tonga were not misinformation asshats about the vaccine and 80% got their first jab within days of the reported case.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/tonga-has-its-1st-covid-caseand-everyones-getting-vaxxed?ref=home&utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark


So are you the covid police.
 
2022-01-17 10:58:33 AM  
Do they have any reports from the islands yet about survivors? Has anyone been able to get over there?
 
2022-01-17 11:00:25 AM  
Cool! Global warming over! I can take the cat off my Corvette now.
 
2022-01-17 11:01:43 AM  

dothemath: I told them this would happen when they stopped sacrificing the first infant born every New Years Day.


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2022-01-17 11:04:03 AM  
*sigh* Better live-up to the login.

Man, I had a volcanic eruption this morning - I tell ya!
The "magma" scorched right through my favourite pair of underpants.

/daily contractual obligation met
 
2022-01-17 11:05:52 AM  

Dave and the Mission: This article from October when the first Covid showed up says the people of Tonga were not misinformation asshats about the vaccine and 80% got their first jab within days of the reported case.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/tonga-has-its-1st-covid-caseand-everyones-getting-vaxxed?ref=home&utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark


Virus won't do the trick? Send in the Volcano.
 
2022-01-17 11:10:45 AM  
Wall of Voodoo - Ring of Fire
Youtube 8FyTfLAlASU
 
2022-01-17 11:11:42 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Do they have any reports from the islands yet about survivors? Has anyone been able to get over there?


At least one story of the body of a British charity worker being recovered.

Western part of the main island has heavy damage.

Single internet cable to Fiji was cut. That was the only cable available to the island chain.

No rescue flights landing yet. Sat phones working intermittently. It's going to be a few days before we get on-the-ground photos and info.
 
2022-01-17 11:12:11 AM  
Radar images seem to show that the volcano has been mostly blown apart, with only remnants of two islands left at the outer margins.

This could very well be the most powerful eruption of the 21st century so far, with an energy equivalent potentially in the hundreds of megatons.
 
2022-01-17 11:14:29 AM  
It is quite difficult to put a volcano on the cart
 
2022-01-17 11:16:56 AM  
It would be an appropriate end to humanity to have the Earth fart us all to death.
 
2022-01-17 11:28:28 AM  
I don't think any
 
2022-01-17 11:29:14 AM  
Damnit

I don't think anyone thinks that volcano is anywhere near done.
Those poor people. :-(
 
2022-01-17 11:31:05 AM  

jerryskid: It would be an appropriate end to humanity to have the Earth fart us all to death.


So we all go out like Annville at the end of Preacher's first season?

/it was a lit fart, mind you
 
2022-01-17 11:33:50 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Do they have any reports from the islands yet about survivors?


They're too busy burying them.
 
2022-01-17 11:33:53 AM  

lindalouwho: Damnit

I don't think anyone thinks that volcano is anywhere near done.
Those poor people. :-(


I am amazed anyone is still alive. That blast was massive.
 
2022-01-17 11:36:25 AM  

ImpendingCynic: Gyrfalcon: Do they have any reports from the islands yet about survivors?

They're too busy burying them.


No need. The volcano will take care of the burials.
 
2022-01-17 11:44:23 AM  
I'm not looking forward to Dark Ages II: The COVIDING
 
2022-01-17 11:54:36 AM  
Volcanos: Nature's way of telling you to GTFO.
 
2022-01-17 11:55:30 AM  

Mouser: Volcanos: Nature's way of telling you to GTFO.


More like Mother Earth's zits.
 
2022-01-17 11:59:32 AM  
"The Tonga (SFK) volcano isn't quite done"

That's exactly what I told the misses last night.
 
2022-01-17 12:06:44 PM  
I saw the satellite footage of that.  That was farking wild!!  Like, if that had happened on land, that would have been a whopper!

I'm no vulcanoligist, but that looked like something way bigger than, say, Mt St Helen.  And we know what kind of trouble that caused.
 
2022-01-17 12:12:31 PM  

fsbilly: dothemath: I told them this would happen when they stopped sacrificing the first infant born every New Years Day.

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Now there's a movie I haven't immediately clicked past in a long time.

I know, I know, stop liking what I don't like, etc but Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan couldn't even save it.  Just sayin.
 
2022-01-17 12:16:56 PM  
Did not realize Marvel's Eternals was a documentary.
/s
 
2022-01-17 12:18:06 PM  
Tiamut awakens!
 
2022-01-17 12:19:31 PM  
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"Maybe Toongus need more fiber in diet?"

/pbllllllt
//sorry
///not sorry
 
2022-01-17 12:19:55 PM  
It's not?

So they're Tonga Toast?
 
2022-01-17 12:20:14 PM  
So here's an old map of the caldera

images.theconversation.comView Full Size



Here are the island bit just before the eruption

volcanodiscovery.deView Full Size


There had been an increase in activity, and that's what wiped out the center.

ichef.bbci.co.ukView Full Size



That's what it looks like now

That was not the largest eruption this thing can muster
 
2022-01-17 12:25:26 PM  

Dave and the Mission: The communication with the islands is almost completely cut off and their water supply is tainted with ash and may not be drinkable for some time.    They're not able to land planes there because of the ash cloud, but they're trying.
They only had their first case of Covid recently and experts expect that relief efforts for the volcano will bring many new cases.   The article didn't say, but I suspect the vax rate there isn't particularly good.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/01/17/asia/tonga-volcanic-eruption-tsunami-explainer-intl-hnk/index.html


Will they deliver the rescue supplies with Tonga Trucks?
 
2022-01-17 12:28:45 PM  

durbnpoisn: I'm no vulcanoligist,


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2022-01-17 12:34:43 PM  
Dont live downwind of the planets many assholes. Got it
 
2022-01-17 12:42:11 PM  
At least they may not have to worry about being destroyed by global warming and the rise of the ocean level.
 
2022-01-17 12:42:38 PM  

ImpendingCynic: Gyrfalcon: Do they have any reports from the islands yet about survivors?

They're too busy burying them buried.


FTFY
 
2022-01-17 12:52:29 PM  

The_Sponge: [YouTube video: Volcano]


Montserrat has never really been the same since their eruption, and it's been 25+ years.
 
2022-01-17 12:59:05 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Do they have any reports from the islands yet about survivors? Has anyone been able to get over there?


Multiple local sources confirm: there are no survivors
 
2022-01-17 1:02:20 PM  

durbnpoisn: I saw the satellite footage of that.  That was farking wild!!  Like, if that had happened on land, that would have been a whopper!

I'm no vulcanoligist, but that looked like something way bigger than, say, Mt St Helen.  And we know what kind of trouble that caused.


I hear that this was comparable to Mt St Helen. Pinatubo was larger.
This volcano has a history of erupting about every 1,000 years, and each eruption sequence has several eruptions in it.
 
2022-01-17 1:03:12 PM  

LewDux: Gyrfalcon: Do they have any reports from the islands yet about survivors? Has anyone been able to get over there?

Multiple local sources confirm: there are no survivors


When all else has failed, tune in the zombie news reporters.
 
2022-01-17 1:06:49 PM  
The volcano was 40 miles away from the capital. I don't know if the main island is volcanic, but it could have been much worse.
 
2022-01-17 1:10:47 PM  
I lived in American Samoa during the 2009 tsunami. I wouldn't wish that shiat on anyone.
 
2022-01-17 1:15:48 PM  

SloppyFrenchKisser: "The Tonga (SFK) volcano isn't quite done"

That's exactly what I told the misses last night.


What did you tell the hits?
 
2022-01-17 1:19:33 PM  

deathdidpartme: Dave and the Mission: This article from October when the first Covid showed up says the people of Tonga were not misinformation asshats about the vaccine and 80% got their first jab within days of the reported case.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/tonga-has-its-1st-covid-caseand-everyones-getting-vaxxed?ref=home&utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

So are you the covid police.


Who are the Brain Police?
 
2022-01-17 1:38:32 PM  
Kinda figured.

It's so sad, but obvious that the residents of Tonga are going to have Hell as constant companion for the next couple of months if not longer.
 
2022-01-17 1:44:22 PM  

cretinbob: So here's an old map of the caldera

[images.theconversation.com image 754x827]


Here are the island bit just before the eruption

[volcanodiscovery.de image 850x637]

There had been an increase in activity, and that's what wiped out the center.

[ichef.bbci.co.uk image 640x750]


That's what it looks like now

That was not the largest eruption this thing can muster


Looks quite similar 
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2022-01-17 1:45:18 PM  

thesharkman: deathdidpartme: Dave and the Mission: This article from October when the first Covid showed up says the people of Tonga were not misinformation asshats about the vaccine and 80% got their first jab within days of the reported case.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/tonga-has-its-1st-covid-caseand-everyones-getting-vaxxed?ref=home&utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

So are you the covid police.

Who are the Brain Police?


Who are the Dream Police?
 
2022-01-17 1:56:45 PM  

Fireproof: I lived in American Samoa during the 2009 tsunami. I wouldn't wish that shiat on anyone.


Surly?
 
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