Seeing a volcano explosion on television is nothing new, but actually being there in person and seeing the ensuing sonic boom is an entirely different story. This video shows a plume of ash being thrown up in the air from Mount Tavurvur, in Papua New Guinea, captured by 58-year-old taxi driver Phil McNamara aboard a small boat on August 29, when he was on holiday. Continue reading for another video of the actual explosion and more information.
According to The Daily Mail, “The volcano continued to erupt for several days after the eruption was filmed.It erupts every few years and in 1994, exploded at the same time as another local volcano, Mount Vulcan, which destroyed two thirds of the city of Rabaul, IFL Science reported. The video has been viewed over six million times and Mr McNamara said that such widespread interest has come as a ‘bit of a surprise’.”