A pressure wave arrived in Prague caused by the eruption of a volcano near New Zealand Company News Pražská Drbna
A pressure wave arrived in Prague last night. This was caused by the eruption of Hung Tong Volcano near New Zealand, which is about 17,000 kilometers from Prague. According to the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, the pressure wave came once more at night, on the other hand, on a longer journey around the globe. According to David Rýva from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, people in Prague could not feel the wave.
People probably didn’t feel the pressure wave after the eruption of the volcano near New Zealand by their senses. “Probably not at all. The pressure wave doesn’t get to us in the sense that the sonic bang can be heard, as captured in some videos from the nearby islands. We could feel a relatively fast pressure, but it’s like when a light thunderstorm passes, so for example the wind picked up, but you hear an explosion or the rattling of windows, certainly not, “ explained a meteorologist for Pražská Drbna David Rýva.
Today’s measuring instruments can detect explosions on the other side of the world. “When there were some of the biggest volcanic eruptions in the last century, the pressure wave has traveled the Earth several times,” said Rýva and added that it is possible that even the current pressure wave will reach our latitudes again.
The pressure wave is very clearly visible as pressure jumps in the record of the pressure course, which was published by the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute. “The same pressure jumps are evident in the pressure record of all stations in Europe, including amateur ones,” added meteorologist David Rýva.