Caribbean Volcano eruption - Apr 2021

Goatman

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Lost in all the coverage of late HRH, St Vincent and the Grenadines have been hit by an eruption.

Barbados affected by ash cloud.

A friend posting from Virgin Islands has bag packed and listening for tsunami warnings, but plume only so far. Fingers crossed.

La Soufriere volcano erupts with plumes of ash up to five miles high

St Vincent rocked by explosive eruptions at La Soufrière volcano

Explosive eruption rocks volcano on Caribbean's St. Vincent

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La Soufrière last erupted in 1979, and a previous eruption in 1902 killed about 1,600 people. That occurred shortly before Martinique’s Mt Pelée erupted and destroyed the town of Saint-Pierre, killing more than 30,000 people.
 

AlienFTM

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Lost in all the coverage of late HRH, St Vincent and the Grenadines have been hit by an eruption.

Barbados affected by ash cloud.

A friend posting from Virgin Islands has bag packed and listening for tsunami warnings, but plume only so far. Fingers crossed.

La Soufriere volcano erupts with plumes of ash up to five miles high

St Vincent rocked by explosive eruptions at La Soufrière volcano

Explosive eruption rocks volcano on Caribbean's St. Vincent

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La Soufrière last erupted in 1979, and a previous eruption in 1902 killed about 1,600 people. That occurred shortly before Martinique’s Mt Pelée erupted and destroyed the town of Saint-Pierre, killing more than 30,000 people.
There is a picture of (iirc) the Nagasaki bomb, taken in the seconds after detonation and before the bang reached the couple in the photo. This reminds me.

A bit like this:

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See how the shockwave is still going out, fireball developing, but the people haven't turned to stare in disbelief. Two nearest appear to be talking.

Edit. Bang. Speelchucker.
 
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Goatman

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In the unfortunate phrase of a Labour government Press officer

'....great day to bury bad news....'

[Rabbit-Hole alert]

Alien - I visited Nagasaki in 1987.

Also took a train 20 miles along the coast from where the ship was berthed in Kure to a busy provincial town called Hiroshima.

In one or other of the Bomb Museums is a picture of a water tower , with the shadow of a Japanese soldier imprinted on the side of the metal tank, as he ascended the stairs.

Also in Nagasaki, granite headstones in the Christian cemetery ( it had been one of the only points where Westerners had been allowed to trade before the Black Ships arrived) had been etched by the light wave generated by the bomb.....
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The remains of Nagasaki's Catholic cathedral were only removed comparatively recently .
 
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In the unfortunate phrase of a Labour government Press officer

'....great day to bury bad news....'

[Rabbit-Hole alert]

Alien - I visited Nagasaki in 1987.

Also took a train 20 miles along the coast from where the ship was berthed in Kure to a busy provincial town called Hiroshima.

In one or other of the Bomb Museums is a picture of a water tower , with the shadow of a Japanese soldier imprinted on the side of the metal tank, as he ascended the stairs.

Also in Nagasaki, granite headstones in the Christian cemetery ( it had been one of the only points where Westerners had been allowed to trade before the Black Ships arrived) had been etched by the light wave generated by the bomb.....
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The remains of Nagasaki's Catholic cathedral were only removed comparatively recently .
That bloke with the beard must have been turned to a fossil by the blast.
 
A friend posting from Virgin Islands has bag packed and listening for tsunami warnings, but plume only so far. Fingers crossed.
Have there been quakes or landslides? AIUI Tsunami is far more likely from those.
 
There is a picture of (iirc) the Nagasaki bomb, taken in the seconds after detonation and before the bang reached the couple in the photo. This reminds me.

A bit like this:

_88521021_88521020.jpg


See how the shockwave is still going out, fireball developing, but the people haven't turned to stare in disbelief. Two nearest appear to be talking.I

Edit. Bang. Speelchucker.
That should be in the photos that make you think thread AFTM. Amazing photo.
 

AlienFTM

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That should be in the photos that make you think thread AFTM. Amazing photo.
The one I saw 10-20 years ago was of a couple in an untouched outskirt of Nagasaki in traditional dress
 
Lost in all the coverage of late HRH, St Vincent and the Grenadines have been hit by an eruption.

Barbados affected by ash cloud.

A friend posting from Virgin Islands has bag packed and listening for tsunami warnings, but plume only so far. Fingers crossed.

La Soufriere volcano erupts with plumes of ash up to five miles high

St Vincent rocked by explosive eruptions at La Soufrière volcano

Explosive eruption rocks volcano on Caribbean's St. Vincent

View attachment 563995

La Soufrière last erupted in 1979, and a previous eruption in 1902 killed about 1,600 people. That occurred shortly before Martinique’s Mt Pelée erupted and destroyed the town of Saint-Pierre, killing more than 30,000 people.
Is Richard Branson OK?
He is?
BUGGER
 

Goatman

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We no longer talk.....he never calls, he never texts....it's like he's unfriended me or summat.
 

Goatman

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Have there been quakes or landslides? AIUI Tsunami is far more likely from those.

Yeah .....not as far as I know....the Mount Pelee eruption in 1902 was of a different magnitude.

Since then various Vulkans have figured out what makes some eruptions throw a stream of lava downhill faster than a man can run....( pyroclastic flow seems to ring a faint bell)

The fastest lava flow ever recorded occurred when Nyiragongo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, erupted on 10 January 1977. The lava, which burst through fissures on the volcano's flank, travelled at speeds of up to 60 km/h (40 mph). Up to 2,000 people were killed when the flow inundated the nearby city of Goma.

 

Goatman

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Update13 April :: Eruption continues, Barbados aids relief effort

St Vincent volcano: Power cuts after another 'explosive event'

There has been another "explosive event" at a volcano on the Caribbean island of St Vincent, with power outages and water supplies cut off.
The La Soufrière volcano first erupted on Friday, blanketing the island in a layer of ash and forcing some 16,000 people to evacuate their homes.
Scientists warn that eruptions could continue for days - or even weeks.
Emergency officials described the landscape as a "battle zone" and said more damage and destruction was likely.
The emergency management organisation Nemo tweeted: "Massive power outage following another explosive event at La Soufriere Volcano. Lightning, thunder and rumblings."
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SOURCE 2:

Two offshore patrol vessels from the Barbados Coast Guard (BCG), HMBS RUDYARD LEWIS and LEONARD C BANFIELD departed HMBS PELICAN at 2144hrs to deliver the first batch of over 7 tons of relief supplies from UNICEF to the Regional Response Mechanism, coordinated by CDEMA.
 

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