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Something woke me up around 4:15 am this morning. I lay there for a moment and then heard a thud. I thought it was a car door shutting in my driveway, so I got up to check. Nothing. Then I hear more thuds. I went out buck naked on my deck to listen. I could hear what sounded like distant explosions to the southwest. It went on for 15 minutes. When I checked this morning, I found out it was caused by the shockwaves from the Tonga eruption 6000 miles away. People reported hearing it all over southern Alaska. From Valdez to way out in the Aleutian chain and up in the Matsu valley. 

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9 minutes ago, Walt Longmire said:

Something woke me up around 4:15 am this morning. I lay there for a moment and then heard a thud. I thought it was a car door shutting in my driveway, so I got up to check. Nothing. Then I hear more thuds. I went out buck naked on my deck to listen. I could hear what sounded like distant explosions to the southwest. It went on for 15 minutes. When I checked this morning, I found out it was caused by the shockwaves from the Tonga eruption 6000 miles away. People reported hearing it all over southern Alaska. From Valdez to way out in the Aleutian chain and up in the Matsu valley. 

West Coast is under a Tsunami Watch right now.

6000 miles is a big ass Boom.

Good Luck

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3 hours ago, tadbart said:

Geology in action! That is so freakin cool! No booms here in central Colorado, but Colorado Springs reported a substantial drop in atmospheric pressure as the shock wave passed. 

Saw a moving pressure wave map on yt awhile ago. Pretty cool. Went around the world several times.

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On 1/17/2022 at 10:29 AM, Walt Longmire said:

Didn't feel it here. Just heard it.

The rest of us need to stop and ponder this for a moment. 

 

This man heard an explosion that happened SIX THOUSAND MILES AWAY.

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