Connect with us

News

New Zealand Volcano Eruption Kills Five; Eight Missing

Published

on

New Zealand volcano eruption killed already five people as of the writing, and eight people are still missing, which included American tourists. The volcano is on an island off the coast of New Zealand, the Whakaari White Island. The volcano’s last eruption was in 2001 before this.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the “unfathomable grief” and that tourists from different countries, Australia, China, Malaysia, and the UK, are also missing. There is a possibility that there are no survivors on the island. It has been covered by foot-thick ash. There have been some flights over the island but showed no signs of life.

The prime minister also announced that 31 people were rescued. And have been brought to the hospital. Three of them were already discharged.

This volcano is the most active in the county. It is about 30 miles off from the coast of New Zealand and erupted at 2:1 PM (8:11 P.M. Sunday ET).

A commercial fisherman described it “It just looked like what you see of a nuclear bomb going off is what it looked like, was turning into a mushroom cloud. The way it just expanded around itself and just went straight up into the sky.”

The search and rescue operations were put to a halt because it was still unsafe for them to go near the island as per the country’s deputy commissioner, John Tims. Twenty-three people have been transferred after the eruptions. Most of them have burned. Unfortunately, the five tragedy was part of the group. It was believed that 50 people were on the island when that occurrence happened. Tims yet released no names but only gave the national identities of the victims.

Witnesses like Michael Schade of San Francisco foretell what he saw and uploaded and shared on his Twitter a video, “My god, White Island volcano in New Zealand erupted today for the first time since 2001. My family and I had gotten off it 20 minutes before, was waiting at our boat about to leave when we saw it. Boat ride home tending to people our boat rescued was indescribable.#whiteisland

The spokesman for Royal Caribbean Cruises, Jonathon Fishman, told NBC News that there were guests aboard the ship, Aviation of the Seas, and were touring the island. Inside that hour, GeoNet camera showed tourists walking near the rim of the crater, white smoke billowing. This camera also showed different views and captured images every 10 minutes. At the 2:00, the crater rim camera was able to still take a photo of people at the edge of the rim. One minute before it erupted, people headed away from its side. 

New Zealand has one of the most tectonically volatile volcanoes. Volcanologists said that although the eruption was relatively small as to its past eruptions, it would still cause severe dangers to people. This cone volcano is built for more than 150,000 years. Furthermore, White Island is also dubbed as “one of the world’s most accessible active volcanoes” on a White Island Tours website.

Read More:  Sanna Marin; Youngest Prime Minister in Finland and the Entire World

Dan is a software developer with experience in designing, development, and delivery of Android apps. His key skills include knowledge of Core Java, JSON & XML Parsing. He's also a keyboardist. So, either you’ll find him at her desk busy in building mobile apps or at a composing music in his home studio. He contributes his ideas on tech at PressReels as an author. You can contact him at Danreels@gmail.com

Breaking News

Death after unmasked arrest – Mexico Floyd

The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”

Published

on

Amid a stir across the U.S. over the “George Floyd” incident that killed white police abuses, similar cases of abuse of public power have been revealed in Mexico, sparking public outrage.

The daily El Universal has been protesting against the incident since it was belatedly revealed that construction worker Giovanni Lopez died the next day after being arrested by police in Guadalajara, western Mexico, on April 4.

The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”

Death of George Floyd

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed face down in the street

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Nobel Prize Honjo, a professor at Kyoto University – 22.6 billion yen in legal battles

Professor Honjo plans to file a lawsuit against Ono Pharmaceutical Industry to increase the distribution ratio of patent fees in 2006.

Published

on

Dasuku Honjo, a professor at Kyoto University who won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, will fight a 250 billion won legal battle with a Japanese pharmaceutical company that makes and sells cancer treatments that reflect his research results.

Professor Honjo plans to file a lawsuit against Ono Pharmaceutical Industry to increase the distribution ratio of patent fees in 2006.

Ono Pharmaceutical Industry Co., which reportedly proposed a donation of up to 30 billion yen to Kyoto University as a compromise last year, responded to Professor Honjo’s press conference by saying, “We cannot comment because we do not understand the contents,” Kyodo News reported.

Continue Reading

TREND

Billboard HOT 10

RESSREELS provides that chart based on official data on the Billboard chart (Source: Billboard HOT 100)

1
Rockstar
DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch
-
1 Last | 1 Peak | 11 Weeks
2
Whats Poppin
Jack Harlow Featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne
+6
8 Last | 2 Peak | 21 Weeks
3
Blinding Lights
The Weeknd
-
3 Last | 1 Peak | 31 Weeks
4
Savage
Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyonce
-2
2 Last | 1 Peak | 16 Weeks
5
Roses
SAINt JHN
-1
4 Last | 4 Peak | 15 Weeks
6
Say So
Doja Cat Featuring Nicki Minaj
-
6 Last | 1 Peak | 26 Weeks
7
Intentions
Justin Bieber Featuring Quavo
-2
5 Last | 5 Peak | 21 Weeks
8
Watermelon Sugar
Harry Styles
+8
16 Last | 8 Peak | 15 Weeks
9
Blueberry Faygo
Lil Mosey
-
9 Last | 9 Peak | 21 Weeks
10
We Paid
Lil Baby & 42 Dugg
+8
18 Last | 10 Peak | 9 Weeks

Billboard Artist 10

RESSREELS provides that chart based on official data on the Billboard chart (Source: Billboard Artist 100)

1
Lil Baby
+1
2 Last | 1 Peak | 112 Weeks
2
DaBaby
+5
7 Last | 1 Peak | 64 Weeks
3
Post Malone
-
3 Last | 1 Peak | 210 Weeks
4
Luke Combs
+1
5 Last | 1 Peak | 174 Weeks
5
Harry Styles
+1
6 Last | 1 Peak | 53 Weeks
6
BTS
-2
4 Last | 1 Peak | 195 Weeks
7
The Weeknd
+1
8 Last | 1 Peak | 260 Weeks
8
Roddy Ricch
+1
9 Last | 2 Peak | 30 Weeks
9
Megan Thee Stallion
+13
22 Last | 9 Peak | 51 Weeks
10
Dua Lipa
+3
13 Last | 4 Peak | 113 Weeks

Trending