Something to think about when your web goes down ....

Red Squirrel

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We lost an island a few years ago because both undersea cables failed. That was fun... They now have a backup radio link so they can at least get 911 calls and other high priority traffic go through if the cables fail.

We don't have our own boats for that and contract it out to a US company so it can take a while to get those repaired when needed.
 

Captante

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We lost an island a few years ago because both undersea cables failed. That was fun... They now have a backup radio link so they can at least get 911 calls and other high priority traffic go through if the cables fail.

We don't have our own boats for that and contract it out to a US company so it can take a while to get those repaired when needed.


They lost their island because it exploded.

Winner... ?? :oops:





Several news reports I saw were discussing the eruption of the "undersea" volcano, however what they failed to mention is that it's only completely undersea NOW.
 
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Lost_in_the_HTTP

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Yes, it was an island, but not really a part of them. In their territory, but not populated, have been formed 'recently' by the volcano.
 
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I bet the sonic booms from the explosions were scary. You can watch the whole vid if you want but the vid below starts right before the booms. One vid said they could here them all the way in Alaska.

 

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"
When a volcano in Tonga erupted on January 15, it gave satellites their first glimpse at a plume of volcanic ash shooting into the mesosphere, the third layer of Earth's atmosphere.

According to NASA, the Tonga event was the largest volcanic eruption since satellites began monitoring our planet. As the Pacific volcano shot a burst of ash and gases into the sky, with the force of about 10 megatons of TNT, two weather satellites were passing overhead.

The spacecraft — the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration's GOES-17 and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's Himawari-8 — captured the eruption in infrared every 10 minutes for about 13 hours.

NASA scientists analyzed the satellite imagery to determine that the initial outburst of ash rocketed 36 miles (58 kilometers) high, breaching the mesosphere — the region where meteorites falling to Earth burn up and create shooting stars streaking across the night sky."



Pictures at the link .....
 
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