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.
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.
A mere three days ago we reported on a volcano that erupted in New Zealand after laying dormant for over 100 years. In the very same week, another volcano has blown its load. Luckily this time it’s underwater.
Holy rocks and ash! Mount Tongariro, located in the central North Island of New Zealand, has erupted after lying dormant for 115 years. The eruption brings with it a massive cloud of ash, 115 years worth, reminding us all of the chaos of Eyjafjallajökull. Luckily it’s not so serious this time around.