A day on the water took a turn for the worse when a family was forced to flee a fast-moving mixture of gas, rock and volcanic ash.
Most of time those in the know can accurately predict when a volcano is starting to play silly buggers. This volcano erupted out of nowhere and the footage is epic.
Ever wanted to know what it’s like to traverse through an actual active volcano? A crazy filmmaker and explorer has done just that and given us a glimpse by filming the experience.
One day it’s just open sea – the next day there’s an island. Filmed just off the coast of Japan, an erupting volcano has just formed an entirely new island that is about 650 meters across.
Yesterday afternoon, Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego (Volcano of Fire), an active volcano near Antigua, Guatemala unexpectedly began erupting, causing panic and the forced evacuation of over 33 000 people. The eruption caused volcanic ash to fall more than half a kilometre down the mountain.
There’s a lot of that volcano business going down at the moment. Over 3,500 people have been evacuated from the area surrounding the Chilean volcano Puyehue, active for the first time in 50 years. Volcanic ash, stirred up by the activity, has spread across the border into Argentina, shutting down businesses and airports.
Hey, remember the whole thunder/ice/volcano scenario in Iceland that cancelled a couple of European flights? Well a similar sort of deal went down in Japan on Sunday, between the Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures. Insert your own joke about Japan copying the west. Awesome photos follow.