Witness The Unbelievable Power Of Volcanic Eruptions Up Close

Most of us will never get to see a volcanic eruption in person, but thanks to these videos, we can not only see recent eruptions, we can journey into the mouths of volcanos without leaving the safety of our homes. You can almost feel the heat on your face.


The eruption of Mount St. Helens, after one of the largest landslides in recorded history on May 18, 1980


Fissure eruption at the middle of Kilauea volcano’s east rift Zone, Hawaii, March 2011

A 2013 eruption of Sakurajima, Japan

Krakatau, between Java and Sumatra, Indonesia, January 2011. The 1883 eruption of this volcano was one of the most violent volcanic events in recorded history, equivalent to 200 megatons of TNT

Mount Tavurvur, Papua New Guinea, August 29, 2014

The Holuhraun fissure eruption of Bardarbunga Volcano, Iceland, 2014

Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland, last erupted between 20th March and 23rd June 2010

The first eruption of Calbuco, Chile in four decades, April 22, 2015

The Marum crater on Ambrym, Vanuatu. After 7:50 here:

And the same place from a drone:

Villarrica, Chile, March 2015

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The lava lake shown in the lead gif is a very rare phenomenon. Only half a dozen or so persistent lava lakes exist in the world.