Volcano ERUPTION VIDEO – Papua, New Guinea Incredible sound shockwave blast
You should listen to this destructive boom and watch the shock wave travel! It is a possibility that the sound isn’t just the eruption, but also a sonic boom! We ask ourselves how far away this volcano was.
The blast wave from the explosion of Mount Tavurvur, a volcano in Papua New Guinea, is a real proof of the incredible story of the 1883 Krakatoa volcanic eruption. It is a legendary tale of the most destructive volcanic event in history!
The eruption of the volcano itself starts at around 13-second mark and the boom is heard at about 25-second mark.
If we calculate how far the sound travels in 12.5 seconds – with the sound travelling at 34- meters per second – we can estimate that 12.5 seconds *340 meters/ equals 4250 meters. It is around 2.64 miles.
The reaction of the people on the boat is priceless! It really is!
The tale suggest that the sound made was so loud that it ruptured the eardrums of the people more than 60 km away, traveled the world four times and was heard 5 000 km in the distance.