Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Incredible volcano video

The most incredible volcano video of all time.

The most incredible volcano video ever shot. Geologists Geoff Mackley, Bradley Ambrose and Nathan Berg became the first people ever to get this close to Marum Volcano's famed lava lake on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu. 

Vanuatu is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is some 1,750 kilometres east of northern Australia, 500 kilometres northeast of New Caledonia, west of Fiji, and southeast of the Solomon Islands, near New Guinea.

Coming within 30 metres of the lava lake down a watercourse, it was possible to stand the heat for only 6 seconds. With Fire Brigade breathing apparatus and heat proof proximity suit it was possible to stand on the very edge and view the incredible scene.

The short version of the video:

The long version of the video: