Have you ever seen a volcano eruption live before? Yeah, didn’t think so. Eruptions aren’t really something you can plan on being there live for – although I’m pretty sure now scientists have a good idea one will happen soon once the thing starts rumbling – and those eruptions you’ve seen in the movies? Those don’t count. Well my SQ faithful, now’s your chance. This is actual footage from Mt Tavurvur erupting in Papua New Guinea back on August 29th, 2014, and it’s simply incredible. That’s probably as close as I’d want to be during a volcanic eruption!
Papua New Guinea Volcano Eruption Video
So this summer, after saving up money for a long time, was able to finally get over to Europe and see some of the sights. Pompeii, the legendary Italian city that was buried alive by the ginormous volcano Mt Vesuvius, just so happened to be one of those sights, and it was maybe the best stop on our itinerary. The fact that Pompeii is still pretty much in pristine shape archaeologically was one thing, but to stand in the city and turn and actually see Mt Vesuvius towering over it gave me chills, because you could almost feel what it must have been like to see such a giant volcano erupting so freaking nearby, and not be able to do much if anything about it. If you ever get a chance to go to Italy, make sure you see Pompeii!